Copyright protection does not depend on official procedures.

Copyrights in Brazil are protected by a modern law enacted in 1998.

The country is member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, Washington Copyrights Convention, and Copyright Universal Convention.

A created work is considered protected as soon as it exists. However, like in most jurisdictions, registration serves as prima facie evidence in a court of law with reference to disputes relating to copyrights.

Our law firm is specialized in copyright protection law in Brazil.

Hugo Silva & Maldonado handles:

    • Preparation of applications for software registration
    • Preparation of applications for registration of literary and artistic works with the related Copyright Offices, according to the nature of the work
    • Payment of maintenance and/or renewal fees
    • Copyright ownership evaluation, and database protection
    • Counseling, licensing and litigation
    If you want to receive information in regard to intellectual property, patents, trademarks, transfer of technology, licensing patents and/or trademark registrations, copyrights, franchise, litigation, please, contact me

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