World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Brazil

Brazil’s trademark practitioners continue to adapt to the changes introduced by the country’s accession to the Madrid Protocol. The substantial uptick in international filings that has resulted prompted the National Institute of International Property (INPI) to expedite its registration processes; although it is now crunching through the backlog, question marks...

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Brazil’s trademark practitioners continue to adapt to the changes introduced by the country’s accession to the Madrid Protocol. The substantial uptick in international filings that has resulted prompted the National Institute of International Property (INPI) to expedite its registration processes; although it is now crunching through the backlog, question marks hover over decision quality, in turn increasing the number of judicial actions. Overall, however, the protocol has served as a much-needed catalyst to advance Brazil’s standing on the international IP scene – an ambition which has been prioritised at the highest level: INPI recently secured funding for a multimillion-dollar review of its systems, to instil greater confidence among global players. The country’s relations with China also continue to flourish and it is also embracing globally trending opportunities, such as cannabis-based pharmaceuticals brands and data protection work.

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