Brazil enhances the recognition of renowned Trade marks

After Brazil ratified the Madrid Protocol, the registration of Trade marks at the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade (INPI) and the recognition of high renown trade marks has a less strict criterion. In order to become a high renown trade mark in Brazil: after registration, marks have to go through a specific proceeding at INPI, which will get them a declaration of high renown valid for 10 years.

More than 100 renowned trade marks are already benefiting from this unique protection in Brazil.

Uruguay ratifies the Singapore Treaty

Uruguay has ratified the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks. From April 21st, Uruguay will become the 51st Member to this treaty.

With this ratification, Uruguay becomes the second member to the Singapore Treaty from Latin America, after Peru.

The objective of the Singapore Treaty is to create a modern and dynamic international framework for the harmonization of administrative trade mark registration procedures. 

Trade fair Brazil

The German SME Recht attended Arnold Classic 2007’s edition in Brazil, a biannual trade fair on Sporting products and Fitness.
Among other products, a new Pilates reformer machine was presented: the Zen model.