Central Industrial Property Office

Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI)
Campo das Cebolas
1149-035 LISBOA

Tel. +351 21 8818100
Fax: +351 21 8869859

https://inpi.justica.gov.pt

servico.publico@inpi.pt

 

1. Transfer of rights by transaction (e.g. sale, merger) or by operation of law (e.g. succession, insolvency, compulsory execution)

2. Licences and other rights

1

Which supporting documents must be filed?

Written document providing evidence of the transfer


Art. 30(1), (2), (4), 30 PA

Licence contract


Art. 29, 31 PA

2

Must a national professional representative be appointed?

No


Art. 10(1) PA

No


Art. 10(1) PA

3

Must a form be used?

Yes, INPI Form PatMut3


Yes, INPI Form PatMut3


4

Special fee payable?

Transfer fee:
EUR 107.73 if filed online, EUR 134.67 if filed on paper


Fees Res.

Licence fee:
EUR 91.56 if filed online, EUR 107.73 if filed on paper

Compulsory licence fee:
EUR 10.78 if filed online, EUR 21.55 if filed on paper


Fees Res.

5

Entries and data recorded in the register

Transfers of rights as well as contractual licences

Entry in the register has legal effect and takes effect vis-à-vis third parties.


Art. 29(2), (4), 85(3) PA

 

6

Is a transfer registered by the EPO under Rule 85 EPC recognised?

Yes

A copy certified by the EPO (EPO Form 2544) must be produced.


Art. 85(3) PA

 

7

Special features

Assignments are published in the Industrial Property Bulletin.

Documents not drafted in Portuguese must be accompanied by a translation.


Art. 29(6), 375 PA

 

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