Trademark registration protects the interests of the company. Its brands are among the most important assets of a company. When well cared for, a brand can generate a constant inflow of profits through direct or indirect exploitation, as it is the main link between the business and the customer.
Through trademark registration, the following rights are granted: (i) exclusive use throughout the national territory, in its market segment and (ii) the right to prevent unauthorized third parties from making use of the same or similar expressions.
In addition, if the trademark is used without being registered, at any time the company can be forced to stop using by others who were more cautious and registered the mark in the first place.
The trademark also brings credibility to the establishment.
In addition, the trademark allows its owner to license or franchise its business, increasing its income without ceasing to be the owner of the brand.
In Brazil, the registration of trademark takes place before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO).
The trademark registration must be requested from the BPTO by filling out a specific form, which must be delivered along with the image file.
The procedures may seem simple, but they are not. From the initial research to the chosen categories, the whole process requires extensive practical and theoretical knowledge, which is why Peduti Advogados Associados provides services for depositing and monitoring brands through a highly qualified team.
Author: Thaís de Kássia Rodrigues Almeida Penteado, Attorney at law, Senior Associate & Head of Litigation at Peduti Advogados.
“If you want to learn more about this topic, contact the author or the managing partner, Dr. Cesar Peduti Filho.”
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