Trade Marks Registration in Brazil

Brazil is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and signatory to WIPO's major conventions such as the Paris agreement and TRIPs (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property). Brazil is still not a member of the Madrid Protocol for international registration of trademarks. However, registration of a trademark in Brazil may bring other benefits. For instance, in Brazil there is no need to show "intent-to-use" the trademark and the country adopts the first-to-file principle, with the exception of applicants who have used the mark in good faith for at least six months previous to the filing of a trademark application.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Who may register a trademark in Brazil?
How are the trademarks classified?
When a trademark has to be renewed and may trademark rights be lost?

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