Where should I file my trademark application in Brazil?

The competent organization is the National Intellectual Property Institute (Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial (INPI)), whose address is Rua São Bento, 01 – Centro, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20090-010, Brazil. There are three alternatives:

1. Online

Steps to follow for online trademark registration:

  1. Register in the E-INPI system in the applicant's own name (client) or on behalf of another party (Advogado/Procurador sem habilitação especial).
  2. See the guide to fees and issue the corresponding tax payment form or GRU (Federal Tax Liability Payment Form or Guia de Recolhimento da União)
  3. Pay the tax
  4. Access the E-Marcas platform and submit the trademark registration application form, attaching the necessary files

You can track the process using the Push-INPI System, whereby the applicant can receive the main information about the process by e-mail.

2. In person

Using the form in paper format, which is available to print on the INPI website. This must be personally delivered to the headquarters of the organisation in Rio de Janeiro or to any of INPI’s branches in other Brazilian states.

3. By post

The paper format can also be submitted by ordinary post.