Guide to protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Brazil

The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Brazil. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do […]

brazilThe European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights has written this guide to provide basic assistance to intellectual property (IP) right holders and theirs advisers, on the protection and enforcement systems in Brazil. This guide is intended to provide simple guidelines on how right holders can protect their IP assets and what to do if their rights are infringed. Brazil has te largest economy in Latin America and may move into the top five in the world in coming years. It is the “B” in the acronym BRICs.

Resources and staffing levels have been raised within the national IP office (INPI) to speed up patent and trademark examinations and further increases are planned in the near future. The public-private cooperation under the National Council to Combat Piracy is also on-going and has carried out considerable training activities, organised seminars and workshops for enforcement authorities and the judiciary and set up awareness campaigns.

You can find more at OHIM.