The Brazilian President signed on Wednesday (25) the Brazilian adherence to the Madrid Protocol, on the international registration of trademarks. The National Congress gave its consent to the agreement last month.
According to a statement from the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by adhering to the Protocol, Brazilian companies will be able to register their trademarks simultaneously in 102 countries members of the Agreement, presenting documentation only in Brazil, with the BPTO.
The Protocol will be fully in effect within 90 days, “after the formalities are met before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), based in Geneva, and should be promulgated internally within the same period”, explains a note from Itamaraty.
We hope to return soon with new Normative Instruction issued by the BPTO on the implementation of the Madrid Protocol in Brazil.
News from: IstoÉ