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.

TURKEY: Benfica has successfully opposed against a “bad faith” Turkish trademark

TURKEY: Benfica has successfully opposed against a “bad faith” Turkish trademark

The Lisbon-based Portuguese sports club ‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica’, generally known as ‘Benfica’, or ‘SLB’ by loving fans has recently “scored one for the team” when they successfully opposed a Turkish trademark application made in the name of the club.

Coca-Cola files applications of hashtag trademarks

Coca-Cola files applications of hashtag trademarks

Right before the end of 2014, the soft drinks company Coca-Cola filed applications for two new trademarks at the US Patent and Trademark Office that consist of hashtags: #cokecanpics and #smilewithacoke. Hashtags became very popular because of the social network Twitter. Simply consisting of words or short expressions, they allow to easily search published messages about a certain topic.

EU: ECJ approves patenting of embryonic stem cell technologies using unfertilised human ova

EU: ECJ approves patenting of embryonic stem cell technologies using unfertilised human ova

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a decision in a patent case, giving a fresh interpretation to the restrictions on patentability.

The case has involved a dispute between International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks) regarding the patentability of processes covering the use of parthenogenetically-activated human ova. The High Court has asked the ECJ whether the concept of ‘human embryo’ as interpreted before by the ECJ (case Brüstle), is limited to organisms capable of commencing the process of development which leads to a human being.

Zimbabwe joins Madrid Protocol

Zimbabwe joins Madrid Protocol

Zimbabwe filed, on December 11, 2014, its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO and the country became the 94th member of the Madrid System.

The Protocol will enter into force on March 11, 2015 and will enable trademark owners to designate this country on International Registration.

This decision of the Government results of high level consultations held by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with commerce various IP stakeholders and Government in Zimbabwe in August 2012, and the approbation of the Madrid Protocol by House of Assembly and Senate on May 2013.