July 17, 2015

Portugal: Changes in IP sphere

Pursuant to the information of Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property the official fees for registration of patents, utility models, industrial designs and trademarks in Portugal was slightly decreased approximately by 0,5%  as of July 1, 2015. At the same time the certain PCT fees for the applicants who are natural persons and Portuguese residents was reduced by 90%. This discount applies to the international filing fee (including the fee per sheet over 30), the supplementary search handling fee and the handling fee.

Also in order to pursue a policy of transparency in IP sphere the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property have been started to publish the issues concerning patents and utility models granting. This information is now available through the online services of the official patent office website.

You are welcome to review our brief applicant’s guide for IP protection in Portugal:

Author: Lynda Miller