BN Intellectual Property

BN Intellectual Property specialises in registering, licensing and protecting trademarks, patents and industrial design rights in Macau and Singapore. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and ability to recognise clients' concerns and practices. As a result, we handle clients’ needs quickly and effectively.

Over the last 12 years, our firm has shown continuous growth resulting from practices which focus on clients’ needs. By refining traditional approaches and employing innovative technological processes, we have shown ourselves to be both consistent and progressive.

Our philosophy is doing more with less

The fewer the resources, the more they are optimised. The fewer steps and stages of a process, the more efficient they become. The less time we need to do our best, the more our clients are pleased with the results.

We developed an in-house software that freed up to 75% of the workload and allowed our costs to be dramatically lowered. We continuously improve it and take it to the next level, to ensure the high standards of our work and cost efficiency.

Being efficient allows us to be prepared for all scenarios and have a flat-fee policy. Our clients are fully informed from the beginning and do not need to worry about surprise fees.

Time is as crucial as money nowadays. Our clients value time the most, which is why they choose us. We deliver our detailed reports on time, answer their enquiries and share important information in a timely manner.

Being able to speed up processes does not mean that we have to compromise on quality. Our reports are accurate and provide all the information that clients want and need to know. Our high-quality reports, coupled with our efficiency and flat-fee structure have attracted a varied portfolio of clients, including Fortune 500 companies.

Bruno Nunes advises international companies and brands, particularly in  mainland China and Asia-Pacific on contentious and non-contentious IP issues. As Macau and Singapore are gaming and luxury centres, Mr Nunes focuses his practice mainly on the luxury industry, entertainment, retail and food and beverages brands.

Macau

Since becoming a Special Administrative Region of China in 1999, Macau, a former Portuguese colony, has become the world’s largest casino market. Macau had profits of $28.3 billion in 2015, which was five times greater than that of Las Vegas.

Due to Macau’s large gaming industry and relaxed tax laws, it has become a significant base for wealthy investors. Since 2001, Macau has operated an open-door policy towards Chinese citizens and liberalised the gaming industry.

Throughout this period of unprecedented expansion, Macau has seen a yearly average growth of 14% in gross domestic product (GDP) over the past 10 years, making Macau the world’s fastest-growing economy. Its GDP per capita in 2014 was the fourth largest in the world and the second largest with regard to purchasing power parity. Macau also has one of the highest life-expectancy rates, a 200% mobile penetration rate, an unemployment rate of only 1.9% and a high credit rate.

Singapore

Singapore is a highly developed market economy and has been ranked as the most open in the world, with low taxation and the third highest per capita GDP in the world in terms of purchasing power parity,  which is one reason why Singaporean consumers are among the largest spenders on luxury goods.

Singapore’s IP regime is considered one of the best in the world and Singapore ranks as the sixth most innovative nation in the world and top in Asia. Thus,  Singapore has a business-friendly IP regime that attracts international companies and is the prime destination for investment and research and development.

Singapore is also a shopping heaven and it is the fifth largest destination country in terms of tax-free shopping, beaten only by France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Singapore remains an attractive gaming market. The amount of visitors arriving in Singapore is also encouraging and is growing by 13.8% each year.

Contact details

BN Intellectual Property
309-315 Avenida da Praia Grande
Nam Yue Com Ctr 7
Macau
Macau

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Other offices

  • Singapore
  • Zhuhai