Intellectual Property in Brazil

Overview by
National Organizations
The organization in charge of the protection of patents and trademarks in Brazil is the INPI (Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial).
Regional Organizations
MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur), UCC (Uniform Commercial Code), UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants).
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
20 years for inventions
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
10 years, renewable Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
10 years, renewable three times for 5 years  
Lei de Direitos Autorais
70 years after the death of the author, or from publication for audio-visual and photographic works Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Industrial Models
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
15 years  

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