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Mrz 27, 2012 (Newsletter Issue 5/12)
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Domain Registration Rules Liberalized

A new regulation of .pt domain registration came into force on March 1, 2012.
The liberalization of these rules will make the registration system of .pt domains simpler for users. The requirement to be based on a trademark registration will be removed. The new rules come fully into force on May 1, 2012.

It is provided a grace period of 60 days, starting on March 1, 2012 until May 1, 2012 during which the owner of IP rights in Portugal can proceed with the registration of the .pt domains based on those rights.

As a result of this liberalization priority IP rights in Portugal can easily registered as .pt domains by any entity.

Source: MarquesMarcas LDA., Portugal