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Intellectual property protection in Portugal

Intellectual Property in Portugal

1. Portugal general info

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Portugal is considered a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards.

International Country Code:  PT

Time zone:  WET (UTC+0), Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)                             

Currency:   Euro (EUR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Portugal (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Portugal (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Portugal

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Portugal

Brief information about Validation of European Patent in Portugal

2. IP Legal Base in Portugal

Constitution of the Portuguese Republic

3. International organizations/agreements 

Locarno Agreement Establishing an International Classification for Industrial Designs
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Trademark Law Treaty
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
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

Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
Campo das Cebolas
1149-035 – Lisboa
Phone: (+351) 21 881 81 00
Fax: (+351) 21 886 98 59
Email: atm@inpi.pt
www.marcasepatentes.pt

5. IP registration costs

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

The above information was verified on 16/03/2018
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Portuguese IP Laws.

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