Region: Portugal

Trademark procedures and strategies: Portugal

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

In general terms, trademark rights are only acquired through registration. Unregistered marks cannot award exclusive rights but can eventually be enforced on the grounds of unfair competition.

17 March 2020

Counterfeit hotspots in Portugal that brand owners must be aware of

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest edition of our series on physical marketplaces around the world that are reportedly notorious for the sale of counterfeit goods, we head to Portugal.

18 November 2019

EUIPO trends and top filers: 2018/19

Featured in Prosecution

Less than a year into Christian Archambeau’s tenure as executive director, the EUIPO is laying the groundwork for future expansion. World Trademark Review’s annual focus on the office assesses current operations, reveals the most proactive filers and explores how the agency is taking a global view of trademarks.

29 July 2019

Protecting GIs in the modern age: takeaways from WIPO’s Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications

In an exclusive guest post, António Corte-Real from Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados reveals some of the key takeaways from WIPO’s recent geographical indications event.

04 July 2019

Trademark procedures and strategies: Portugal

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/2020

The relevant trademark legislation in Portugal is the Industrial Property Code, which was approved by Decree Law 36/2003 of 5 March 2003. The Industrial Property Code is currently being revised by the Portuguese Parliament and government and a new code is expected soon.

12 September 2018

Trademark procedures and strategies: Portugal

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2017/2018

Trademark protection is acquired through registration and the law provides that the rights in a mark belong to whoever applies to register that mark first (Article 11 of the code). Apart from cases of unfair competition and bad faith, the code sets down four situations in which the owner of an earlier unregistered right can oppose the grant of a previously applied-for registration.

29 March 2017

Trademark procedures and strategies: Portugal

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2019/2020

Trademark protection is acquired through registration and the law provides that the rights in a mark belong to whoever applies to register that mark first (Article 11 of the code). Apart from cases of unfair competition and bad faith, the code sets down four situations in which the owner of an earlier unregistered right can oppose the grant of a previously applied-for registration.

29 March 2017

Protecting and enforcing design rights: Portugal

Featured in Designs 2017: A Global Guide

A Portuguese design or model application is examined for formal requirements only. If no irregularities exist or if these are subsequently corrected, the application is published in the Industrial Property Bulletin for the purpose of opposition by third parties which consider themselves prejudiced by grant of the registration.

24 November 2016

Portugal

Featured in Designs 2016: A Global Guide

A Portuguese design or model application is examined for formal requirements only. If no irregularities exist or if these are subsequently corrected, the application is published in the Industrial Property Bulletin for the purpose of opposition by third parties which consider themselves prejudiced by grant of the registration.

14 December 2015

Portugal

Trademark protection is acquired through registration and the law provides that the rights in a mark belong to whoever applies to register that mark first (Article 11 of the code).

18 September 2015

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