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Jun 06, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 7/19)
Brazil
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Brazil to Join Madrid Protocol


On May 22, 2019, the Brazilian Senate approved the Draft Legislative Decree No. 98/2019, which allows Brazil adhesion to the Madrid Protocol, the International Trademark System. The system is expected to start operating in October 2019 at the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI).

With Brazil’s upcoming adhesion to the Madrid Protocol, the INPI needs to overcome a series of obstacles such as the backlog of applications, the language issue and the inability to accept applications in multiple trademark classes for a smooth integration into the Protocol requirements.

More information can be found here


Source: www.moellerip.com