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Intellectual property protection in Brazil

Intellectual Property in Brazil

1. Brazil general info

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Lusophone country in the world and the only one in the Americas. Brazil is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East with a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). It is bordered on the North by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas region of French Guiana; on the Northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the Southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the South by Uruguay.

International Country Code:  BR

Time zone:  UTC−2 to −5                         

Currency:  Brazilian real (BRL)

See brief information about Patent registration in Brazil (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Brazil (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Brazil

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Brazil

2. IP Legal Base in Brazil

Industrial Property Law

3. International organizations/agreements

Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Patent Law Treaty
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office Contact Details

National Institute of Industrial Property
Rua São Bento 1
CEP 20090-010
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Phone: (21) 3037-3000
Fax: (21) 3037-3398
www.inpi.gov.br

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Brazil are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by Dreon IP on 19/01/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Brazilian IP Laws

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