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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

São Tomé and Príncipe joins the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement

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On 2 August 2023, the Government of São Tome and Principe deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical…

First filing rule in Portuguese Patent Law

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A European Patent (EP) application may generally be filed at the European Patent Office or the national Patent Office (if the national law so permits). In some countries, however, certain…


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We are delighted to announce that Simões Garcia Corte-Real & Associados was awarded Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year in Portugal! The 2023 award was presented in London during a gala…

Formal requirements in applications under the Industrial Property Code amended

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The Portuguese Industrial Property Office (INPI) adopted Regulation 6187/2023, concerning the formal requirements of applications and documents presented in applications for registration under the Industrial Property Code. The Regulation revokes…

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…