Brazil

Category of IPR

Name of the law

Registration needed

Where to register

Copyright

Copyright Law No. 9.610 of February 19, 1998

Software Law No. 9.609 of February 19, 1998

no, but possible

National Library or at other public offices such as national councils or academies for software - National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Patents

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Utility models

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Trade marks

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

(Industrial) designs

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Geographical Indications

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Know How

There is no special law, but some relevant regulations may be found at: 

Copyright Law No. 9.610 of February 19, 1998,

Law No. 9.279 of May 14, 1996 (Industrial Property Law),

Consolidation of Labour Laws (Decree-Law No. 5.452 of May 1st, 1943)

and Brazilian Criminal Code (Decree-Law No. 2.848 of December 7, 1940)

no

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Plant Breeders Rights

Law No. 9.456 of April 28, 1997 (Plant Variety Protection Law)

yes

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply

Topographies of Semiconductor Products

Law No. 11.484 of May 31, 2007 (Integrated Circuit Topographies)

yes

National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)