Wednesday, July 6 2022   \  Published by Peduti Advogados.

Good news for the Design & Innovation industry: Brazil is close to be the first South American country to join the Hague System

After 23 years of the Genebra Act (July 2, 1999), Brasil is preparing to enter the Hague System for Industrial Designs, therefore being close to be the first South American country to join it. 

That's right. On March 16, this year, Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro remitted to the National Congress (responsible for legislation) the proposal for Brazil's adherence to the Hague system (Genebra Act). The unprecedent procrastination for this adherence wasn't unnoticed though, since the Chamber of Confressman approved on June 28 the motion for urgency on the proceedings (it is worth remembering that Brazil only ratified the Madrid Protocol regarding trademarks almost 20years after the protocol was already adopted by several member nations!).  Read more

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