Marta Alves Vieira (Of Counsel) writes an article for Chambers and Partners with an overview of the current economic conditions affecting clients or the legal profession in Portugal and analyses the Intellectual Property practice level of activity, trends and developments.


“Trademarks are still the most registered industrial property right. However, there has been a decrease in the demand for services in this field, not only in relation to national registrations but also in relation to the registration of European Union (EU) trademarks and international trademarks under the Madrid International Trademark System. The number of national patent, utility model and supplementary protection certificate registration applications seems to be growing though. Also design registrations seem not to be affected so far.”


Read the article here.