Today is the day for Brazil and Madrid Protocol

(Updated to reflect Article 14(5) Declaration.)

Starting today, a trademark owner in Brazil can file a Madrid Protocol application to pursue protection in one or more Offices outside of Brazil.

And starting from today, a trademark owner outside of Brazil can file a  new Madrid Protocol application designating Brazil.

I had previously posted that starting from today, a trademark owner outside of Brazil who already has an International Registration can file a Subsequent Designation to Brazil.  This is stated too broadly.  Brazil’s Instrument of Accession includes an Article 14(5) Declaration, which provides that a “sub des” can only be filed with respect to Brazil for an IR that was registered on or after today, that is, on or after October 2, 2019.   

The two-letter code for Brazil is “BR”.

 

 

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