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Brazil joins Hague System

WIPO has announced that Brazil has joined the Hague System, bringing the number of countries covered to 96.

The government of Brazil deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act on 13 February. The Act will enter into force in Brazil on 1 August 2023.

MARQUES welcomes the accession of Brazil, which is the largest economy in Latin America. It has a population of over 200 million and a GDP of $1.6 trillion.

Brazil’s instrument of accession includes the following declarations:

  • Applications cannot be filed through the Brazil National Institute of Industrial Property
  • One design (with up to 20 variants) can be included per application
  • Indication of the creator of the design is mandatory
  • Deferment of publication will not be possible
  • Level two of standard designation fees will apply
  • The maximum duration of protection is 25 years.

More information is available on WIPO’s website here.

Posted by: Blog Administrator @ 11.24
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