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Industrial Property

Trademark

The registration protects legally a trademark or other trade signs.

A trademark is a sign used to distinguish goods or services of a company in the commercial environment. In addition to the trademark other trade signs can be registered: logos, appellations of origin, geographical indications, collective trademarks, certification or guarantee trademarks and rewards.

 

Online registration is 50 % cheaper than paper registration 

In Portugal, only INPI can grant exclusivity rights on trademarks and other signs used in tarde. Learn how to register on this page.

 

Signs cannot be registered if:
  • they are already registered
  • they mislead the consumer
  • they are only made of words describing the characteristics of the goods or services or words that are used in commercial language
  • they use expressions or words that are contrary to morality and good manners
  • they violate the rights of third parties or encourage unfair competition
  • incorporating State symbols, emblems of national or foreign public entities, coats of arms, names or portraits of people, without permission from the person or entity who owns these symbols
  • incorporating signs with a high symbolic value (for example, religious symbols), unless they have become customary in the current language or in the trade and are accompanied by other elements that make the sign distinctive.

The rights granted by INPI are only valid in national territory. If you want to protect your trademark abroad, you must apply for an international trademark or a European Union trademark registration. If you prefer, you can apply directly in each countries where you want to protect your trademark.

Information updated on 26 October 2019 12:09