Since 2014, when a decision of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office came into force that held trademarks could obtain “high renown” status through a specially-created procedure, there has been a marked increase in such requests in Brazil. However, this increase has also demonstrated that several marks which common sense would say that are well known and recognized by the public have been rejected due to technicalities. This article will tackle the main issues that may arise during the finding of a famous or high renown trademark in Brazil, and how to avoid them.
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