National Way

The make can be composed by a sign or set of signs susceptible of graphical representation, provided that they are adequate to distinguish the products or services of a company from those of another company.

The make registration gives ownership rights and exclusive make usage to those products and services that it is intended for, allowing the owner to stop a third party from using an equal or similar sign, in equal, similar or related products or services, without permission.

Valid for 10 years, renewable.

Relevant Legislation

- Decreto-Lei nº 36/2003 de 5 de Março

International Way

Allows the posterior protection of a national make in 77 countries members of a certain Convention.

Valid for 10 years, renewable.

Relevant Legislation

- Decreto-Lei nº 36/2003 de 5 de Março
- Acordo de Madrid relativo ao Registo Internacional de Marcas, assinado em 14 de Abril de 1891
- Protocolo ao Acordo de Madrid relativo ao Registo Internacional de Marcas, assinado em 28 de Junho de 1989

European Community Way

This registration is effective in all of the European Community and is granted by a communitarian instance.

Valid for 10 years, renewable.

Relevant Legislation

- Regulamento (CE) nº 40/94 do Conselho de 29 de Dezembro de 1993 sobre a marca comunitária
- Regulamento (CE) nº 2868/95 da Comissão de 13 de Dezembro de 1995 relativo à execução do Regulamento (CE) nº 40/94 do Conselho de 29 de Dezembro de 1993 sobre a marca comunitária