Brazil

  • International Country Code:

    BR
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT -03:00
  • Currency:

    Brazilian real (BRL)

Trademark in Brazil

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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Brazil, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are not possible in Brazil. A separate application must be filed for each class.

  • Filing requirements in Brazil

The official language of the proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office in Brazil is Portuguese. The application and any accompanying documents should be filed in Portuguese. If any accompanying document is in the language other than Portuguese, its translation should be submitted either on filing or within 60 days of the filing date.

Trademark application should contain:
- request for the registration of a trademark in Brazil;
- information about the applicant;
- list of goods or services;
- representation of the trademark.

A certified copy of the Priority Document must be submitted to the Brazilian patent office within 180 days from filing.

The signed original of the POA form may be submitted to the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office within 60 days from filing the trademark application in Brazil.

  • Publication, opposition and examination of a trademark application in Brazil

Upon completion of the formal examination the application is published for opposition. The period for filing oppositions against Brazilian trademark applications is 60 days from publication of the application. After expiration of this period the application should be examined as to substance. Brazilian IP office also conducts search for prior trademarks.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The term for payment of the grant fee is 60 days from publication of the decision to grant a certificate. It is still possible to pay the grant fee during the subsequent 30 days after the due date (but with a surcharge).

The trademark in Brazil is valid for ten years from the date of registration. It can be renewed for successive periods of ten years within 12 months before the expiration of the current trademark registration. It is possible to file renewal within a grace period of six months after the expiration date.

  • Duration of registration procedure

Trademark registration process in Brazil takes approximately 18 months from filing up to registration provided that there are no office actions.

  • Use requirement

If the Brazilian trademark has not been used within five years after grant, it may be subject to cancellation.  

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to appoint an agent, a registered Brazilian trademark attorney.

  •  Note

Online Database for Brazilian Trademarks Search.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Dreon IP on 13.02.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Brazilian IP Laws

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