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Intellectual Property — securing business innovations.

In modern economies innovations such as inventions, product designs or brands and logos are very important assets and emblematic flags of companies and businesses. Intellectual Property is about securing and strengthening those business innovations.

We help to obtain safe and wise forms of IP protection worldwide.

Recent News

World Trademark Review recommends SGCR

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We are delighted to announce that Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados and its trademark professionals were again recommended by the international magazine World Trademark Review for 2023! We are honored…

Unitary Patent: still no safety net in Portugal

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The new system comprised by the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court is intended to start on 1 June 2023. Despite the fact that Portugal is one of the…

São Tomé and Príncipe adopts the Harmonised Database

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As of 12 December 2022, the Intellectual Property Office of São Tomé and Príncipe (SENAPIQ) will use and accept the list of terms from the Harmonised Database of goods and…
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Cape Verde joins ARIPO

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The users of the ARIPO system can designate Cape Verde in their applications as from 14 October 2022. The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is an inter-governmental organization (IGO)…

Lisbon Court of Appeal – tobacco products and medicinal cannabis are similar goods

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On 15 June 2022 the Lisbon Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the 1st chamber of the Intellectual Property Court (IPC), in a case where the similarity between tobacco…

Bull Fight in the Intellectual Property Court

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In a dispute between Red Bull GmbH and the applicant of the Portuguese mark BULLS, the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court revoked the Trademark Office granting decision considering that the mark is confusingly similar…