Brazil: Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, on the Registration of Trademarks under the Madrid Protocol

October 2, 2019

Brazil: Following the accession of Brazil to the Madrid Protocol on October 2, 2019, the National Intellectual Property Institute (INPI) issued the Resolutions below, which entered into force on the same date:

(i) Resolution INPI/PR No. 247/2019 of September 9, 2019, which sets out the procedure for the registration of trademarks under the Madrid Protocol;

(ii) Resolution INPI/PR No. 248/2019 of September 9, 2019, which provides for the registration of trademarks in a multiclass system; and

(iii) Resolution INPI/PR No. 245/2019 of August 27, 2019, which provides for the regime of co-ownership of trademarks.

Resolutions INPI/PR 248/2019 and 245/2019 state that the filings of multiple-class applications and the co-ownership of trademarks will only be available in the e-INPI System as of March 9, 2020.