28/01/2021 – Brazil: Publication of a Geographical Indications Manual to facilitate registrations

thumb inpiAt the end of December, 2020, the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) of Brazil published the first edition of its GIs Manual. Subject to periodical updates, the Manual will be effective from February 1, 2021. The purpose of this GIs Manual is to provide practical information on how to formulate requests for the registration of a GI in Brazil as well as to consolidate the procedures for examination by the INPI.

The full version of the Manual (in Portuguese) is available @ https://manualdeig.inpi.gov.br/projects/manual-de-indicacoes-geograficas/wiki

A list of EU GIs will be protected in Brazil via the EU/Mercosur FTA, once the Agreement is ratified. Find more info on this, including the GIs list

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