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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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