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Intellectual property in Brazil

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
The organisation in charge of the patent protection and trademarks in Brazil is the INPI (Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial).
Regional Organisations
MERCOSUR (Mercado Común del Sur); UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
20 years for inventions
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
10 years, renewable
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
10 years, renewable three times for five years  
Lei de Direitos Autorais
70 years after the death of the author or from the publication (for audio-visual and photographic works) Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Industrial Models
Lei de Propriedade Industrial
15 years  

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