Written by João Luis Vianna, Kasznar Leonardos (Brazil) & Marielle Dejligbjerg, HØIBERG A/S
Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country, both by area and population, and has the seventh largest economy measured by GDP. The country excels in the production and exportation of commodities like coffee, iron ore, soya, orange juice, tobacco, and cattle; and produces steel, automobiles & aircrafts, computers and petrochemicals. In the last decade a great portion of the population has become prosperous, and in a time where inflation rates are under control, this makes the Brazilian market attractive to foreign investments. In this article we describe peculiarities of the Brazilian patent system, which are of particular relevance for those who wish to enter the market.