Intellectual Property in Portugal

Overview by
National Organizations
The National Institute for Industrial Property, the organization for the protection of intellectual property.
The Portuguese Authors' Society for copyright
List of the institutions which manage copyright.
Regional Organizations
For the protection of patents: the European Patent Office.
International Membership
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Industrial property Code, Decree- Act n° 16/95
24 January 1995
20 years
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Industrial property Code, Decree- Act n° 16/95
24 January 1995
10 years Trademark Law Treaty
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
Industrial property Code, Decree- Act n° 16/95
24 January 1995
25 years  
"Código Direitos de autor" (Copyright Code)
70 years after the death of its author, or after the most recent death of its authors. 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
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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