WIPO Brazil Office

The WIPO Brazil Office was opened in 2009 to support the implementation of intellectual property (IP) projects and activities in Brazil.  We work with Brazilian institutions, as well as with institutions from other developing countries, to create lasting value from IP assets.

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Brazil joins international trademark system

Brazil Joins International Trademark System

WIPO welcomes Brazil as the latest country to join the international trademark system that helps brand owners protect and promote their marks around the globe. With Brazil, the Madrid System counts all of the world’s ten biggest economies as members and covers 121 countries.

(Photo: Washington Costa/Ministry of Economy)

Government announces measures to foster business in Brazil

On July 3, 2019, the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, joined national authorities to announce the launch of strategic projects in IP to reduce bureaucracy, costs and time in trademark and patent processes. Watch the video (YouTube).

WIPO events in Brazil

Other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Brazil:

WIPO services and products in Brazil

Alternative dispute resolution

Since July 2013, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offer a joint dispute resolution procedure to facilitate the mediation of IP disputes pending before INPI.

PCT system for patents

Brazil joined the PCT in 1978. In 2014 PCT filings experienced double digit growth and were the highest in the latin American Region.


Users can conduct searches in this free collection of patent documents – including international patent applications submitted under the PCT and Brazil's national patent collection – in English and nine other languages.

Brazil and WIPO initiatives

South-South cooperation

In 2012 the Brazilian government committed over 1 million USD for a Funds-in-Trust (FIT) exclusively dedicated to South-South cooperation. We administer this FIT which is aimed at increasing the capacity of developing countries to use IP tools for their economic and social development. Our activities under this FIT include the training of patent examiners.


Together with our Brazilian partners, we help connect seekers of new environmental solutions with Brazilian providers of cutting-edge green technology and services via this online marketplace.

Our Brazilian partners include: