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MARKS

The mark may consist of a sign or group of signs, capable of being represented graphically, which serve to distinguish the goods or services of one company from others.

NATIONAL MARK

Filed at the Portuguese INPI, the protection granted by this registration is limited to the Portuguese territory.

EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK

Filed at the EUIPO (in Alicante, Spain) a European Union Trade Mark application covers and is protected in all European Union member States.

INTERNATIONAL MARKS

Filed at WIPO (in Geneva, Switzerland) using the Madrid System, allows, through a single application, to protect the mark in more than 100 countries or jurisdictions.

FOREIGN MARKS

Filed directly in countries or foreign jurisdictions through local correspondents.

LOGOTYPE

The Logotype is a peculiar intellectual property right, different from marks, that was introduced by the Intellectual Property Code of 1995.

The Logotype doesn't cover any class of goods and services. It is a sign, word, word and design, or only design, that is appropriate to distinguish an entity that provides services or commercializes products. It can be used, for instance, in places of business, advertising, forms, correspondence, stores or establishments.

In 2008, when the Portuguese Industrial Property Code was revised, the Logotype incorporated the legal forms Name of Establishment and Insignia of Establishment, both of which were extinct.

Other Services

We carry out searches in national, international, community and foreign databases in order to assess the chances of success of a new application for registration and report on its viability based on the results obtained.
For this purpose, we research internal and external databases, national and foreign.

We conduct watches of industrial property rights in Portugal and abroad. This daily monitoring system allows to detect and inform our Clients of new applications for IP rights, which, after analysis, may conflict with earlier rights.

Our large team of technical translators, internal and external, is specialised in the most relevant areas, in particular, in the patent field.

The communication of a trademark registration to the National Register of Legal Persons (RNPC) is highly recommended, because it prevents that new company names include identical or very similar expressions to the earlier mark, for the same area of activity.

We carry out the registration of works with the General Inspection of Cultural Activities in order to facilitate the determination of the date of creation of the work, authorship and ownership, accompanied by the necessary legal support.

We apply for customs intervention before the Tax and Customs Authority for the protection of rights and act together with the authorities in anti-counterfeiting fight, providing all the legal support necessary for the seizure and destruction of counterfeit goods.