Guide

Intellectual property rights when trading in Brazil

Introduction

Brazil is the largest economy of Latin America and one of the UK's priority overseas markets.

If you plan to do business in Brazil, or grow your existing business there, you should make every effort to protect your intellectual property (IP) rights overseas.

This guide will tell you about the different categories of IP rights that exist in Brazil. It will explain the types of patents, trade marks, designs and copyright you can protect in Brazil, and the legal systems that are in place to manage them.

It will also explain how to register and enforce different IP rights in Brazil, and find key organisations that can offer you help and support in the market.