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Brazil one step closer to Hague Agreement on Industrial Designs

On August 29, 2022, the House of Representatives approved the draft Decree N° 274/22, providing for Brazil’s adhesion to the Hague Agreement on the international registration of industrial designs. This matter will now be analyzed by the Senate.

The purposes of the Hague Agreement is to simplify procedures and reduce costs for the registration of industrial designs abroad, benefiting both Brazilians who seek protection in other countries and foreigners who want to invest in Brazil.

Under said Agreement, based on an international application managed within the scope of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Brazilians may apply for the protection of their industrial design in 94 countries, including the United States, Japan, as well as the European Union.

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