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.

MOROCCO: New Law on Industrial Property

MOROCCO: New Law on Industrial Property

On December the 18th 2014, the Act that governed Industrial Property in Morocco (Act No. 17/97) was amended by the new Industrial Property Law No. 23-13. This new Law came into full force on January the 15th 2015. This transition enhanced Industrial Property rights in Morocco in order to meet current international standards.

The main adjustments introduced into this new law include:

  • Mandatory prior substantive examination for trademarks, designs and patent applications;
  • Improved opposition procedure in which the term for issuing decisions has been reduced;
  • Datation is now possible in order to allow the creator to record the date of the work’s creation to serve as recordal proof in case this becomes a concern in the future;

Japan and USA join The Hague System for International Design registration

Japan and USA join The Hague System for International Design registration

On February 13, 2015, USA and Japan deposited official instruments at WIPO headquarters in Geneva bringing the number of memberships of Hague System to 64. This Agreement came into effect on May 13, 2015.

The Hague System is an international registration system that facilitates the process of obtaining design protection in multiple countries by means of a single international application filed with the International Bureau of The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) either electronically or on paper.

If granted by designated National IP Offices, the international registration produces the same effect of a national grant of protection.

One of the main benefits of the International System is the centralized management of the international registration.

EPO: It's now possible to validate European Patents in Morocco

EPO: It's now possible to validate European Patents in Morocco

On December 17th, 2010, an agreement to enable European patents to be validated in Morocco was signed between European Patent Office (EPO) and Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC). The Moroccan industrial property law has been revised and amended in order to be compatible with this agreement that will finally enter into force on March 15th, 2015.

USPTO: New and reduced Office fees come into force

USPTO: New and reduced Office fees come into force

After consultation with the Trademark Public Advisory Committee and authorization by the Leahy-Smith American Invents Act, the United States Patent and Trademark Office proceeded to reduce the official fees required to register trademarks in the US, as of January 17, 2015.

Of the 3 available trademark application options, the one with the stricter requirements had its fees reduces by $50 to $225, while a new option was included which doesn’t require applicants to submit a pre-selected list of products/services or paying upfront. A third option was kept at $325 considering that it doesn’t require applicants to submit electronic data.