Portugal

Overview

UP 

Yes

UPC 

Yes

Status of ratification

Yes. The agreement was approved in the Portuguese Parliament by Resolution nr. 108/2015 of 10th April and ratified by the Portuguese President of the Republic though the Presidential Decree nr. 90/2016, published on 6th August 2015. According to public information available, Portugal was the eighth country to ratify the agreement.

Local or Regional CFI 

No information as yet. Lisbon has been proposed to host a patent mediation and arbitration centre (as well as Ljubljana) but no decision in this regard was issued until now.

Location/Venue of CFI

No information as yet.

Judges 

No information as yet.

Languages 

No information as yet.

UP/UPC implementing legislation

The Portuguese Industrial Property Code is being revised and the UP/UPC regime will be most probably adopted by this legislation. Although no timeline is public for such purpose, it is expected that the revision will be completed during 2018.

Other UP matters of interest 

Portugal signed the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI) in June 2016.

Twobirds contact 
Wouter Pors, Katharine Stephens, Michael Alt.

*Information for this country provided by Ana Rita Paínho of Anselmo Vaz, Afra & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, RL, Lisbon.