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Archived updates for Friday, September 15, 2006

Brazilian TM Office Goes Electronic

According to Walter W. Palmer writing for INTA Bulletin on September 15, 2006, the Brazilian Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial will require all trademark-related filings to be made electronically starting November 2006.

According to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Brazil has the ninth largest economy in the world at purchasing power parity. After a GDP increase of 0.5% in 2003, Brazil showed robust growth in 2004 of 5.2%, decreasing to the pace of 2.3% (2005). The population of Brazil is a racial mix of native Amerindians, Portuguese, Africans, Italians, Spaniards, Germans, Syrians, Lebanese and Asians, among others.

Learn more on "Doing Business in Brazil."
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