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Industrial Design in Portugal

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing an industrial design application in Portugal as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a design application in Portugal

Term for filing an industrial design application claiming priority is six months from the date of priority. This term may be restored within two months after the expiration of this deadline if the duly grounded application is submitted to the PTMO.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Portugal

To obtain the filing date a design application in Portugal should contain:
- name, address and nationality of the applicant(s) and creator(s);
- an indication of number, date and country of priority (if any) and drawings.

  • Multiple design application

A design application may include up to 100 products, provided that they belong to the same class in the international classification of industrial designs and models.

  • Validity term

The duration of registration is five years as of the date of application, and it can be renewed for equal periods up to a limit of 25 years.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

A Power of Attorney is not required if the application is filed by a registered Official Agent.

  • Priority document

Usually, the Portuguese PTMO does not require the submission of the priority document. However, under special circumstances, the PTMO may ask for this document and its translation into Portuguese.

  • Examination of a design application in Portugal

A design application in Portugal undergoes the formal examination only. The Portuguese PTMO performs a substantive examination for the requirements of novelty and distinctive character only in the case of a third partу opposition.

  • Grace period

The novelty grace period for design applications in Portugal is 12 months from the date of disclosure.

  • Grant and maintenance fees

No grant fees are to be paid. After the registration is granted, a Certificate is available during the lifetime of the design by paying the respective official fees. Renewal fees are due every five years from the filing date up to the design patent validity term of 25 years.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

It is recommended to appoint a registered Industrial Property Official Agent to represent the Applicant before the Portuguese PTMO.

  • Notes

1. Online Search databases: Portuguese Industrial Designs, Community Designs (EUIPO).
2. Design protection in Portugal may also be obtained via registration of a Community Design.

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