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Lisbon , Portugal (PT)

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Legal basis is the law of Macau, namely the Industrial Property Code, Decree-Law no. 97/99/M in force since December 13, 1999. Some IP relevant provisions may also be found in the Commercial code and the Copyright Act.
Macao is not a member of the Madrid Agreement or Protocol.
Trademark protection is obtained by registration. Well-known status is recognised but its enforceability is dependent on registration.
Nice classification, 9th edition
Registrable as a trademark are all distinctive and graphically representable signs, three-dimensional forms, sound marks and any combination of the mentioned signs.
The following trademark types are registrable: product marks, service marks, collective marks and certification marks.
The application is filed at the Macau Economic Services - Intellectual Property Department by a local agent.
Multiple-class and series applications are not possible. Separate applications have to be filed for each mark in each class.
Foreign applicants need a local agent.
A signed and notarized power of attorney is required. Legalization is not necessary.
Foreign applicants do not need a domestic registration.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks.
Signs not deemed distinctive in the examination can be registered if distinctiveness has been acquired by use.
Trademark applications accepted by the Registrar are published two (2) times in the official gazette prior to registration. The first publication is merely for publicity purposes and marks the two month term for opposition. The second publications makes known the IP Office's decision to grant/refuse registration after the examination process is concluded.
The approximate time frame for completing the registration process of a trademark in Macao is approximately 8 to 10 months.
National:
The opposition period is 2 months from the date of the first publication of the application.
Protection begins with the date of registration. A trademark registration is valid for 7 years from the date of registration. The registration is renewable for periods of 7 years.
The grace period for renewals is 6 months after the due date.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
If the trademark has not been used in the first three consecutive years from the date of registration (or any consucutive 3-year period thereafter), it may be subject to cancellation.

Further practical details are available in our publication on this topic here
The official application fee is USD 125.00 for one mark and one class. No publication fee or registration fee is due.

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Search type First class Add. class
Word Mark Search (availability) 300,00 € 150,00 € 
Word Mark Search (identical) 270,00 € 130,00 € 

The Prices above are SMD Group Search Fees
Country Index is a free service of SMD Group. We thank the following law firms for their assistance in updating the information provided.

Country Survey
03-31-2017
DSL Lawyers, Macau, Macau  

07-01-2013
Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd., Beijing, China

09-26-2011
CHOFN Intellectual Property, Beijing, China  
MDME Lawyers, Macau, Macau
Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd., Beijing, China



Raul César Ferreira (Herd.), S.A.





Rua do Patrocínio, 94
1399-019 Lisbon
Portugal (PT)
Tel + 351 213 907 373
Fax + 351 213 978 754
mail@rcf.pt
www.rcf.pt

Raul César Ferreira (Herd.), S.A. is a leading IP firm in Portugal, established in 1929, also working in Macao, Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde and Timor.

The Patent Department have expertise in several technical areas (chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, mechanical engineering, etc) and knowledge of drafting, prosecution, enforcement and litigation.

The Trademark Department have also expertise in searches and search opinions, prosecution, enforcement and oppositions in National, Community and International trademarks, and litigation.

RCF also has a vast expertise in matters such as utility models, designs, copyrights, anti counterfeiting and also in IP due diligence, namely validity analysis, infringement analysis, technical expertise in litigation, infringement probative searches, state of the art and advanced technical searches, skilled surveillance, maintenance and technical translations..

Our team collaborators, both external and in-house collaborators, are specialized in all sorts of IP rights. Having made a great investment in highly skilled persons, our collaborators are mainly patents and trademark attorneys but also collaborators specifically qualified in the field of mechanics, chemistry, computer science, biology, molecular biology, pharmacy, biochemistry and others with experience in infringement analysis and validity assessment of IP rights, conducting state of the art searches, promoting an active expert cooperation in IP lawsuits.

DSL Lawyers



Carlos D. Simões

Carlos D. Simões
Av. da Praia Grande 409, Law Building 16/F
Macau
Macau (MO)
Tel + 853 2822 3355
Fax + 853 2872 5588
ip@dsl-lawyers.com
www.dsl-lawyers.com

DSL is one of the leading IP firms in Macau, with lawyers who qualify as pioneers in this area, having been responsible for setting up some of the largest IP portfolios in Macau.

DSL’s IP practice covers the following areas:
- Trademarks
- Litigation
- Enforcement
- Patents & Designs
- Anti-counterfeiting
- Copyrights

With a sound expertise on IP matters and membership of the relevant IP international bodies, our team ensures a high quality and reliable handling of the most complex cases.
Through our extensive network of law offices worldwide and membership of international associations, namely INTA and APAA, our team is able to assist in advising on the legal frame work in other countries and to refer lawyers in other jurisdictions as required.

Services Provided
- Acquiring and maintaining IP rights
- Prosecution and registration procedures
- IPR infringements
- Litigation and enforcement, including oppositions and administrative objections
- Domain names and e-commerce advising
- Patents & design registration
- General advice on IP issues
- Set up of IPR portfolios and advising on IP protection
- Licensing agreements and franchise

Macao Economic Services - Intellectual Property Department
Rua Dr. Pedro José Lobo, 1-3
Luso International Bank Building
8/F
Tel +853 28710287
Fax +853 28715291
Mail dpi@economia.gov.mo
www.economia.gov.mo/index.jsp