Portugal (PT)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Two months from the date of the republication of the international registration (extendable once, for only one month).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

One month from the date of notification by the Office (extendable for one further month, if required by an interested person).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Administrative and /or arbitration appeal.
In case of opposition see Article 17(2) of the Industrial Property Code.

Last updated on: January 8, 2016