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.

Kuwait joins to Paris Convention and now it is possible to claim the priority

Kuwait joins to Paris Convention and now it is possible to claim the priority

On 2nd September 2004, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has notified WIPO (notification no. 220) of the deposit by the Government of the State of Kuwait of its instrument of accession to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of March 20, 1883. The Convention has entered in force on 2nd December 2014 and now Kuwaiti PTO announced that priority claims will be available for trademark applications starting 1 January 2015 and applicants may claim priority within the six months from the earlier application date.

With the accession of Kuwait, all Arab countries are now members of the Paris Convention and this is another step forward for the full universalization of the Paris Convention, the oldest Intellectual Property Convention in the world.

SEYCHELLES: The New Industrial Property Act

SEYCHELLES: The New Industrial Property Act

The Industrial Property Act 2014 in the Seychelles entry into force on March 1, 2015.

The key contributions of the new Act include:

Trademarks:

  • It is now possible to claim priority in accordance with the Paris Convention.
  • The duration of a registration is now 10 years from the filing date instead of 7 years. The renewal term is 7 years instead of 14 years previously.
  • The time period of non-use has been reduced from 5 years to 3 years of uninterrupted non-use.
  • Collective, three dimensional marks, geographical indicators and trade names may be registered.

ALGERIA: New requirement of use for trademark renewals

ALGERIA: New requirement of use for trademark renewals

Algeria implemented new rules concerning renewal of trademark applications. According to the new regulations issued by the Algerian PTO, renewal of trademark applications shall be accompanied by proof of use from in the year preceding the renewal deadline.

Trademark Battles

Trademark Battles

IP assets are becoming increasingly more important to companies worldwide and regarding several business activities. The geographic scope of the enforcement of these rights knows no frontiers as companies keep battling it out over IP assets in various countries worldwide.


Fashion: Gucci vs. Guess
Gucci has been pursuing Guess over allegations of trademark infringement for several years and in many countries such as USA, France and Italy. Recently, a legal dispute in France reached the end with the Court of Paris ruling in favour of Guess deciding that Guess did not infringe Gucci’s trademarks and, as such, Gucci’s claim for damages was denied. Gucci is set to appeal this decision.