July 26, 2018
New rules of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office for validation of evidence of use of trademarks in forfeiture proceedings
The Brazilian IP Law determines that use of a trademark must be initiated within 5 (five) years of the registration issuance date and may not be interrupted for a period longer than 5 (five) consecutive years, under penalty of cancellation of the registration. A few days ago, through Technical Note BPTO/CPAPD nº 01/2018, BPTO has implemented additional important changes to forfeiture proceedings.
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