The best Lusophone representation

The best Lusophone representation

Inventa International is established in all the jurisdictions covered by the Lusophone Nations, namely Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macao, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome & Principe and Timor Leste.
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Premium IP services in Africa

Premium IP services in Africa

Inventa International is established in a number of locations throughout mainland Africa and its islands. We also have a great network of local representatives in countries where we don't operate directly.
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IP Protection in the EU

IP Protection in the EU

Inventa International is specialised in the protection of Community Trademarks (CTM), Registered Community Designs (RCD) and European Patents (EP), including the upcoming European Unitary Patent.
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Innovation, Our Passion

Innovation, Our Passion

Protecting your Intellectual Property is what we most treasure. You can trust us all of your creations and innovative ideas, including Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Copyright and Domain Names.
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Global Network

Global Network

Inventa International is established in several countries and works with associated offices all over the world. Our representatives will take care of your Intellectual Property according to each country's law.
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Inventa International Celebrating 40 YearsInventa International specialises in Intellectual Property (IP) protection, including Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyrights and Domain Names. We advise clients on national and international searches and registrations, licenses and commercial transactions, enforcement, litigation and maintenance of all kinds of IP Rights.

Founded in 1970, and holding a growing network of offices and local representatives, Inventa International provides specialist IP services for clients all around the world, with special emphasis throughout the E.U., Africa and the Lusophone Countries.

Will the European Unitary Patent Worsen the Problem of Patent Trolls?

Will the European Unitary Patent Worsen the Problem of Patent Trolls?

Patent stakeholders are already familiar with the problems of patent trolls. Every day they are used to hearing about the problems resulting from the behaviour of such “patent owners”. As it is commonly known, a patent troll is a pejorative term employed to describe certain individual persons or companies that misuse patents as a strategy to obtain royalties.

Palestine Gaza Strip: Cancelling Beers under Class 32 for Alcoholic Beverages

Palestine Gaza Strip: Cancelling Beers under Class 32 for Alcoholic Beverages

The Trademark Office in Gaza has issued a Ministerial Decision (No. 16 of 2010) on the 1st of August 2010 stating that it is no longer possible to file new trademark applications in class 32 covering beers and lager, nor is it possible to renew trademarks that are already registered covering the same items.

The Trademark Office has reiterated its Decision on prohibiting the goods stated above on a recently published notification.

For more information regarding trademark registrations on the Gaza Strip and on how to proceed if this matter is of interest to you or your business, please contact us.

Gulf Cooperation Council keeps steady course for unitary trademark system

Gulf Cooperation Council keeps steady course for unitary trademark system

The harmonisation of intellectual property laws has been a long-standing project for the six Gulf Cooperation Council (hereinafter GCC) states. Attentions are focused on when the law will come into force.

The six countries that form the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) have been harmonising a trademark law since the 1980s. Several other concepts have been drafted during the following years, but none has actually been enforced.

São Tomé and Príncipe Joins the Banjul Protocol (ARIPO)

São Tomé and Príncipe Joins the Banjul Protocol (ARIPO)

As from the 27th of February 2016, São Tomé and Principe will effectively become a member of ARIPO. It will therefore be possible to designate São Tomé and Príncipe in an ARIPO application filed on or after the 19th of August 2014.

The government of S. Tomé and Príncipe deposited its instrument of Accession to the Banjul Protocol on the 27th of November of 2015.