Our Services

Trademarks

Applications for trademarks are filed at INPI in 24 hours. Vilage has a surveillance system, which aims to prevent third parties to register trademarks and trade names.

Patents

Besides the preparation of drawings, reporting and filing of the patent INPI service, we offer the services of patent search with technical advice.

Litigation & Legal Services

Own specialists in Intellectual Property acting judicially and extrajudicially throughout Brazil.

Regulatory Affairs

The proceedings are filed and followed directly in Brasília, through our office for operating practices.

Who We Are

Since 1986 VILAGE has been contributing to companies and individuals to have their intellectual property rights strategically protected in Brazil, through our philosophy:

  • Commitment: to every single Client in every aspect of interest.
  • Responsibility: more than 100 highly experienced professionals.

Our News

VILAGE’s Consultant attends to 51st Business Roundtable ACMinas in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil

ACMinas - Commercial and Business Association of Minas Gerais state, Brazil, held in August 21st, 2014 the 51st Business Roundtable, in Belo Horizonte city/MG, Brazil. VILAGE Brazil Intellectual Property, represented by its consultant Sara Oliveira, attends to the event with more 48 companies. "We are responsible for ACMinas’s trademarks. The Association is VILAGE’s partner years. Beside of finding client and friends, I contributed with information in regards intellectual property, showing all the services offered by VILAGE "says Sara.

Federal Justice keep trademark registration to Vilage's client in Brazil

BENEFICIADORA J A CARRERA IMPORTAÇÃO E EXPORTAÇÃO LTDA, VILAGE Brazil Intellectual Property’s client, has obtained the registration no. 820 597 031 – trademark “PREFERENCIA” before Brazilian PTO (INPI), IC 30 for RICE. A third party has filed an administrative review request, affirming that this registration is similar to its registration no. 819 407 135 – trademark “PREFERENCIA”, IC 31 for DAIRIES. Brazilian PTO has cancelled our client’s registration based on Article 124 XIX of the Brazilian Industrial Property Law, accepting the above mentioned request filed by third part. Brazilian Industrial Property Law 124. The following are not registrable as marks: XIX. reproductions or imitations, in whole or in part, even with an addition, of a mark registered by another party, to distinguish or certify an identical, similar, or alike product or service, likely to cause confusion or association with the other party’s mark; VILAGE Brazil IP, represented by its legal team, has filed a legal action before Brazilian Court of Rio de Janeiro, aiming to cancel the INPI’s decision that extinguished the Brazilian TM registration no. 820 597 031 of our client. In first instance, action was granted in the favor of VILAGE’s client under the understanding there is no market affinity between the parties’ trademarks (rice and dairies), allowing the maintenance of the client’s registration. Brazilian PTO has appealed the sentence; however, the Court maintained its decision, thereby keeping the registration, declaring no similarity between goods and visual identity of the marks. Click in the link to view the full content of the process (in Portuguese language; please, contact VILAGE Brazil IP if you wish the translation of this content). By reading the judgment, it can also be noted that at the time of third party’s application granting (819 407 135), our client had already owned the trademark "PREFERENCE" (only name, registration no. 813 644 054), in other words, the previous registration didn’t constitute an obstacle to the grant of third party’s trademark registration. VILAGE’s Legal Department has managed to recover its client’s trademark registration that had been canceled.

Our Team

Vilage counts with more than 100 professionals with diverse specialties: Trademark and Patent Attorneys, Engineers and Technicians, Lawyers and Paralegals aimed to cover all Intellectual property areas.

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001:2008

VILAGE Patents and Trademarks is certified by BSI Brasil for operating a Quality Management System according to ISO 9001:2008. The certification is valid for ll its services, including the international ones

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