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.

PORTUGAL: YouTube signs a deal with Portuguese Authors Society

PORTUGAL: YouTube signs a deal with Portuguese Authors Society

Earlier this year, the Portuguese Authors Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores in its original Portuguese form) reached an agreement with YouTube regarding the royalties that artists will now receive from having their work available on the greatest online video community website.

Both parties involved find this agreement as a very important step forward for the music industry in Portugal as it will try to stimulate creativity whilst allowing local musicians and non-musical video authors get royalties and disclose their work at the same time. The profit will be generated through advertisements and to each video will correspond a commission that will benefit the author.

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.