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.

CHINA: New Intellectual Property Courts to be launched

CHINA: New Intellectual Property Courts to be launched

Criticism and complaints have taken effect. China is establishing specialized courts to handle Intellectual Property cases. The first specialized court will launch in the next two weeks in the capital Beijing, and the Government plans, at the end of the year, to establish further two IP courts, namely, in Shanghai and Southern Guangzhou.

BRAZIL: PTO Launches the Electronic Trademark Registration Certificate

BRAZIL: PTO Launches the Electronic Trademark Registration Certificate

On September 30, 2014, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) published the Resolution No. 136/2014 in its Official Bulletin No. 2282, which refers to electronic trademark certification of registration.

According to the Resolution, all the certificates of registration shall be issued only by digital format and upon electronic signing issued by the Certification Authority.
The document will be available online on the section of trademark search on the INPI website and a print version is also possible.
It is important to note that this new Resolution also applies for pending and renewal certificates of registration.

MOZAMBIQUE: IP Office clarifies filing dates for DIU

MOZAMBIQUE: IP Office clarifies filing dates for DIU

Due to the need to clarify some issues, Mozambique’s Industrial Property Office (IPO) has recently published a notice concerning the Declaration of Intent of Use of Trademarks (DIU).
With the purpose to standardize the deadline for filing DIUs, the IPO’s communication addresses both national and international registrations and may be summarized as follows.

For national trademarks, the period of 5 years to file a DIU starts to run as from the filing date. It is also stated that the 5 years period to file second and subsequent DIUs shall run from the date of the renewal, which is due 10 years after the trademark's registration.

FRENCH POLYNESIA: French and International Property rights

FRENCH POLYNESIA: French and International Property rights

French Polynesia became an autonomous regional authority since 3 March 2004 resulting in a transfer of powers in its favor, including industrial property rights. Consequently, French Polynesia adopted the Law No. 2013-14 of 6 May 2013 and subsequent Decree No. 1002/CM of 22 July 2013.

It must be recalled that Polynesian Law No. 2013-14 of 6 May 2013 provides that:

  • French industrial property rights registered or renewed until 2nd March 2004 are protected in French Polynesia, without any formality.
  • French industrial property rights filed at INPI (French IP Office) between 4 March 2004 and 31 January 2014 are subject to a declaration of recognition. This procedure shall be completed until August 31, 2023.