Register a Trademark in Portugal
Register a Trademark in PortugalUpdated on Tuesday 14th November 2023
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|Reasons for trademark registration in Portugal|| |
- legal protection,
- brand recognition,
- asset value,
- security, etc.
Available trademark types
- images or drawings,
- logos, etc.
Restrictions on registering trademarks
If the trademarks are:
- contain state symbols or entities, etc.
|Requirements for registering a trademark|| |
- provide a representation of the trademark,
- provide the identification data of the applicant,
- specify the classification of the goods or services,
- provide authorization for special symbols
|Multiple-class application (YES/NO)|| |
|Trademark publication|| |
If accepted, the trademark will be published in the Industrial Property Bulletin.
|Registration time (approx.)|| |
|Registration authority|| |
National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)
|Trademark validity|| |
|Renewal period||Preferably in the last 6 months before it expires|
|Grace period|| |
|EU trademark protection|| |
Submit application to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
|International trademark protection (YES/NO)|| |
YES, Portugal is part of Madrid System and this grants you international trademark protection (including EU protection).
|Registration through power of attorney (YES/NO)|| |
YES, our Portuguese lawyers can register a trademark on your behalf.
|Assistance by our lawyers in Portugal||Our law firm in Portugal can help with researching the available trademarks, submitting the application, registering your trademark, and providing assistance in other intellectual property cases.|
Reasons to register a trademark in Portugal
The trademark registration process in Portugal
Priority in registration of intellectual property
Kinds of intellectual property Different works or creations come under various types of intellectual property. Our lawyers in Portugal can guide you on how to acquire rights over your work or creation. Here are the main types of intellectual property:
1. Patent - This covers inventions that are unique, involves inventive steps, and can be used for industrial applications. Patents in Portugal exist for a period of 20 years and whoever holds the patent makes use of the invention exclusively and has the right to prevent others from manufacturing or distributing it without consent.
2. Trademark - This covers products and services. Trademarks are marks or signs that distinguish the products and services of one business from those of other companies. Once the trademark is registered in Portugal, no other business may use it without following the regulations as provided for by law and honest business practices. Trademarks expire after five successive years of non-use.
3. Copyright - This is regulated by the Code of Copyright and Other Related Rights of Portugal. Copyright covers intellectual creations involving ideas, literature, science, and artistic works. The owner of the copyright has exclusive rights, economic benefits of the work, can exploit it, or allow others to make use of it with consent.
Copyright is granted from the time the work is created without need of registration or publication and lasts for 50 years after the death of its creator.