Since last year, the Brazilian Trademark and Patent office (INPI) has published a resolution stating rules about the trademark ownership in Brazil. In accordance with the Madrid Protocol rules, the states should allow that more than one company/person to be owner of the trademark applications.
This resolution will be in force from September 15, 2020. Thus, it will be possible to file new trademarks in name of more than one company. It will also be possible to transfer part of an application filed before this resolution allowing the co-ownership.
When a trademark is owned by more than one company, it will be allowed that just one of them to oppose against a similar trademark. However, to respond an office action or an opposition is mandatory the signature of both.
If you have any question regarding this new procedure feel free to contact Peduti Advogados.
Lawyer Author of the Comment: Laila dos Reis Araujo
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