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How to register a trademark in Brazil

How to register a trademark in Brazil?

Brazil is the main economy in Latin America, number 12 in the world by volume of GDP and has a market of 200 million people. The country is also part of the “Common Market of the South” (MERCOSUR), an agreement signed along with Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

If you are looking to expand your business to Brazil, you should register your trademarks in the country in order for them to be protected within its territory. To do so, you should file your trademark application with the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI). The INPI Brazil receives approximately 300,000 trademark applications per year.

If you wish to expand your business to this country and want to protect your trademarks, find below how to register your trademarks in Brazil.

How to register a trademark in Brazil?

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How to register a trademark in Brazil?

  1. Where to register a trademark in Brazil?

    You should submit the application with the Instituto Nacional da Propiedade Industrial (INPI). Before doing so, we recommend to carry out an exhaustive background search to confirm that there are no identical or similar trademarks.

  2. Which classification system does Brazil use for trademark registration?

    Brazil uses the Nice Classification System for Trademark registration. Consequently, the Nice Classification sets a list of classes and each class includes products or services. There are 45 classes in total.

  3. How long does the protection of the trademark last for in Brazil?

    Registered trademarks in Brazil are valid for a period of 10 years from its registration date. Additionally, upon request its owner can renew the trademark indefinitely, for successive periods of 10 years.

  4. How long does the trademark registration process take?

    The process can take up to 24 months, so it is normally suggested to start the registration application as soon as possible.

  5. What are the benefits of registering a trademark in Brazil?

    Through the registration of the trademark in Brazil, you obtain the exclusivity to use it within said territory. As a consequence, this will allow you to exclude third parties from using it without authorization, among other benefits.

  6. Does Legal Core Group register trademarks in Brazil?

    Yes, at Legal Core Group we have Partners in Brazil to protect your intellectual property rights in that country.

If you are ready to protect your trademarks in Brazil, contact us and an IP professional will answer soon.