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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREAMBLE
Article 1 - Adoption of the Industrial Property Code
Article 2 - Industrial property rights under the previous law
Article 3 - Processes stemming from the National Institute of Industrial Property
Article 4 - Watch Committee
Article 5 - Amendments to the Code
Article 6 - Repeal of prior legislation
Article 7 - Entry into effect
PART I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1 - Adoption of the Industrial Property Code
Article 2 - Subjective scope
Article 3 - Objective scope
Article 4 - Territorial scope
Article 5 - Content of industrial property rights
Article 6 - Proof of industrial property rights
Article 7 - Temporary protection for compensation purposes
Article 8 - Jurisdiction
Article 9 - General grounds for refusal
Article 10 - Publication of acts and decisions
Article 11 - Assignment of industrial property rights - nature and forms
Article 12 - Contractual licences
Article 13 - Privileges and limitations of the licensee
Article 14 - Garnishment, attachment and pledge
CHAPTER II - PRIORITY RIGHT
Article 15 - Priority claim
Article 16 - Priority right
Article 17 - First application
Article 18 - Proof of priority right
CHAPTER III - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
Article 19 - Entitlement to file
Article 20 - Entitlement to take action
Article 21 - Applicant not domiciled, registered or established in the Territory
Article 22 - Access to the processes
Article 23 - Printed forms and formal documentary requirements
Article 24 - Rectification of application
Article 25 - Rectification
Article 26 - Recognition of signatures
Article 27 - Notifications
Article 28 - Copies of the expositions
Article 29 - Compilation and return of documents
Article 30 - Inspections
Article 31 - Unofficial amendment of the decision
Article 32 - Alteration of unessential elements
* Added by WIPO; also published in WIPO website
Article 33 - Documents appended to other proceedings
Article 34 - Delivery of the title-deeds
Article 35 - Counting deadlines
Article 36 - Full restitution
CHAPTER IV - FEES
Article 37 - Fees due
Article 38 - Forms of payment
Article 39 - Calculation of periodic fees
Article 40 - Payment period
Article 41 - Surcharge and revalidation
Article 42 - Reduction of fees
Article 43 - Refunding of fees
Article 44 - Suspension of payment of fees
Article 45 - Rights belonging to the Territory
Article 46 - Use of the fees
CHAPTER V - EXTINCTION OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Article 47 - General causes of nullity
Article 48 - General causes of annulment
Article 49 - Procedure for a declaration of nullity or annulment
Article 50 - Effects of the declaration of nullity or annulment
Article 51 - General causes of forfeiture
Article 52 - Applications for a declaration of forfeiture
Article 53 - Renunciation
PART II - INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION
Article 54 - Jurisdiction and purpose
Article 55 - Register of approved agents
Article 56 - Elements relevant to the registration of rights granted
Article 57 - Facts subject to registration
Article 58 - Initial steps and formalities
Article 59 - Access to the registers
PART III - TYPES OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
CHAPTER I - INVENTIONS
Section I - General Provisions
Sub-Section I - Object of Protection
Article 60 - Subject matter of protection
Article 61 - Patentability requirements
Article 62 - Exceptions and limitations to patentability
Article 63 - Special cases of patentability
Article 64 - Biological processes and biological matter - definitions
Article 65 - Prior art
Article 66 - Inventive step
Article 67 - Industrial application
Article 68 - Non-opposable disclosures
Sub-Section II - Patent Entitlement
Article 69 - Patent right
Article 70 - Invention discovered in the context of an employment contract
Article 71 - Attribution of entitlement to the invention
Article 72 - Inventor's remuneration
Article 73 - Inadmissibility of prior renouncement
Article 74 - Most favoured regime
Article 75 - Right of the inventor to be named
Article 76 - Application to public entities
Sub-Section III - The Patent Procedure
Article 77 - The form of request
Article 78 - Description of biotechnical inventions
Article 79 - Additional elements of the request
Article 80 - Unity of request and invention
Article 81 - Multiple priorities
Article 82 - Examination as to form
Article 83 - Notice of disclosure to the public
Article 84 - Objections
Article 85 - Examination report and designated entities
Article 86 - Examination of the invention
Article 87 - Examination report request filed by a third party
Article 88 - Rejection of an examination report request
Article 89 - Amendments to claims, description or drawings
Article 90 - Rectification subsequent to the examination report
Article 91 - Divisible applications
Article 92 - Divisible application following upon legal action
Article 93 - Deadline and content of the divisible application
Article 94 - Access to deposited biological material and substitution thereof
Article 95 - New deposit
Article 96 - Withdrawal of application
Article 97 - Partial granting
Article 98 - Reasons for refusing the patent
Article 99 - Notification of grant or refusal of patent
Article 100 - Publication of the pamphlet
Sub-Section IV - Effects of the Patent
Article 101 - Scope of protection
Article 102 - Inversion of the onus of proof
Article 103 - Duration
Article 104 - Rights conferred by the patent
Article 105 - Limitation on the rights conferred by the patent
Article 106 - Non-contravention of the patent
Sub-Section V - Use of the Patent
Article 107 - Indication of the patent
Article 108 - Loss and expropriation of the patent
Article 109 - Mandatory licences - admissibility
Article 110 - Mandatory licences - general rules
Article 111 - Mandatory licences issued in the case of no or inadequate exploitation of the patent
Article 112 - Interdependent licences
Article 113 - Public interest
Article 114 - Application for mandatory licences
Article 115 - Cancellation and reappreciation of the mandatory licence
Article 116 - Notification and appeal with respect to the granting, refusal or cancellation of licence
Article 117 - Public tender for the exploitation of an invention
Sub-Section VI - Expiry of the Patent
Article 118 - Nullity of patents
Article 119 - Partial nullity or cancellation
Section II - Utility Models
Article 120 - Subject of protection
Article 121 - Duration and renewal
Article 122 - Indication of the utility model
Article 123 - Fees due for the utility model
Article 124 - Redemption
Section III - The complementary certificate for the protection of medicines and phyto-pharmaceutical products
Article 125 - Certificate request
Article 126 - Examination and publication of the request
Article 127 - Duration of the complementary certificate
Article 128 - Extinction of the complementary certificate
Section IV - Extension of patents granted abroad
Sub-Section I - European Patents
Article 129 - Extension of European applications and patents
Article 130 - Effects of the European patent application
Article 131 - Effects of the European patent
Article 132 - Original text and translations
Article 133 - Prohibition of dual protection
Article 134 - Extension and renewal fees
Sub-Section II - Other Patents
Article 135 - Redemption
CHAPTER II - SEMICONDUCTOR TOPOGRAPHY PRODUCTS
Section I - Subject Matter of protection
Article 136 - Subject matter of protection
Article 137 - Definition of semiconductor product
Article 138 - Definition of semiconductor product topography
Section II - Other Provisions
Article 139 - Temporary limitations on the exercise of the right
Article 140 - Additional elements of the application
Article 141 - Grounds for refusing to register a topography
Article 142 - Duration
Article 143 - Rights conferred by registration
Article 144 - Limitation on the rights conferred by the registration
Article 145 - Indication of the registration
Article 146 - Mandatory exploitation licence
Article 147 - Nullity of the topography registration
Article 148 - Partial nullity or cancellation
Article 149 - Referral
CHAPTER III - INDUSTRIAL MODELS AND DESIGNS
Section I - Subject matter of protection
Article 150 - Subject matter of protection
Article 151 - Product definition
Article 152 - Requirements for registration
Article 153 - Novelty
Article 154 - Unique character
Article 155 - Industrial models or designs incorporated into components
Article 156 - Exceptions to and limitations on registration
Article 157 - Disclosure
Article 158 - Non-opposable disclosures
Section II - Right to register industrial models and designs
Article 159 - Right to register
Section III - The registration procedure for industrial models and designs
Article 160 - Form of application
Article 161 - Complementary elements of the application
Article 162 - Unity of application and of registration of industrial model or design
Article 163 - Multiple applications
Article 164 - Examination as to form
Article 165 - Notice of public disclosure
Article 166 - Opposition
Article 167 - Examination report and designated entities
Article 168 - Examination of the industrial model or design
Article 169 - Request for examination report by third parties
Article 170 - Rejection of the examination request and amendments - renunciation
Article 171 - Rectification following the examination report
Article 172 - Divisible applications, multiple priorities and withdrawal of application - renunciation
Article 173 - Grounds for refusing to register a design or model
Article 174 - Partial granting
Article 175 - Notification of granting or refusal of registration
Section IV - The effects of registration of industrial models and designs
Article 176 - Duration
Article 177 - Rights conferred by registration
Article 178 - Limitation on the rights conferred by the registration
Article 179 - Relationship with copyrights
Section V - The use of drawings and models
Article 180 - Indication of the industrial model or design
Article 181 - Inalterability of the designs or models
Article 182 - Alterations of details of drawings or models
Section VI - Expiry of registration of industrial models and designs
Article 183 - Nullity of the registration of industrial models or designs
Article 184 - Nullity of the registration of designs or models
Article 185 - Design or model registration refused, declared null or cancelled
Section VII - Prior protection of industrial models and designs
Article 186 - Subject matter of the application for prior protection
Article 187 - Deposit of samples or reproductions
Article 188 - Secrecy and archiving
Article 189 - Form of application for prior protection
Article 190 - Proof of deposit of samples
Article 191 - Duration of prior protection
Article 192 - Rights conferred
Article 193 - Lapse of prior protection
Article 194 - Conversion of the prior protection application
Article 195 - Registration application for administrative acts or court action
Article 196 - Fees
CHAPTER IV - TRADEMARKS
Section I - Subject matter of protection
Article 197 - Subject matter of the trademark
Article 198 - Linguistic requirements
Article 199 - Exceptions and limitations to protection
Article 200 - Collective trademark
Section II - The right to register a trademark
Article 201 - Right to registration
Article 202 - Free or unregistered trademark
Article 203 - Right to register collective marks
Section III - The trademark registration procedure
Article 204 - Unity of application and registration of the trademark
Article 205 - Registration for products and services
Article 206 - Forms of application
Article 207 - Additional elements of the application
Article 208 - Priority right
Article 209 - Examination as to form
Article 210 - Publication of the registration application
Article 211 - Complaint and response
Article 212 - Examination and study of the proceedings
Article 213 - Decision
Article 214 - Grounds for refusal of registration
Article 215 - Reproduction or imitation of the trademark
Article 216 - Partial refusal
Section IV - Effects of registration of trademark
Article 217 - Legal presumption of registration
Article 218 - Duration and renewal of registration
Article 219 - Rights conferred by the registration
Article 220 - Limits on the rights conferred by registration
Article 221 - Preclusion of action by virtue of tolerance
Article 222 - Relationship with social styles and company names
Section V - Use of the trademark
Article 223 - Optional use of the trademark
Article 224 - Inalterability of the trademark
Article 225 - Indication of registration
Article 226 - Use of certification trademark
Article 227 - Assignment of the trademark
Article 228 - Limitations on assignment
Section VI - Termination of trademark registration
Article 229 - Nullity of the trademark registration
Article 230 - Annulment of the trademark registration
Article 231 - Forfeiture of trademark registration
Article 232 - Serious use of trademarks
CHAPTER V - NAMES AND EMBLEMS OF ESTABLISHMENTS
Section I - Subject matter of protection
Article 233 - Subject matter of protection
Article 234 - Establishment emblem
Article 235 - Exceptions to protection - renunciation
Article 236 - Non-prohibited constituent elements
Article 237 - Forbidden or conditional constituent elements
Section II - Right to the name and emblem
Article 238 - Right to the name and emblem
Section III - Registration of the name and emblem of an establishment
Article 239 - Form of application
Article 240 - Complementary elements of the application
Article 241 - Unity of application and registration of the name and emblem
Article 242 - Examination as to form
Article 243 - Publication of the application
Article 244 - Subsequent formalities
Section IV - Effects of registration of name and emblem
Article 245 - Duration of registration
Article 246 - Rights conferred by the registration
Article 247 - Relationship with corporate styles and company names
Section V - Use of the name and emblem
Article 248 - Indication of the name or emblem
Article 249 - Inalterability of the name or the emblem
Article 250 - Assignment
Section VI - Annulment of registration of name and emblem
Article 251 - Annulment of name or emblem registration
Article 252 - Annulability of the name and emblem registration
Article 253 - Forfeiture of the name and emblem registration
CHAPTER VI - DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS
Article 254 - Object of protection
Article 255 - Registration application
Article 256 - Grounds for refusing the registration of designations of origin
Article 257 - Duration of registration
Article 258 - Indication of registration
Article 259 - Rights conferred by the registration
Article 260 - Relationship with corporate styles and company names
Article 261 - Annulability of registration of designations of origin or geographical indications
Article 262 - Forfeiture of registration of designations of origin or geographical indications
CHAPTER VII - AWARDS
Article 263 - Subject matter of protection
Article 264 - Right to the registration
Article 265 - Registration application
Article 266 - Items to accompany the application
Article 267 - Grounds for refusing the registration of awards
Article 268 - Effects of registration
Article 269 - Restitution of documents
Article 270 - Indication of awards
Article 271 - Assignment
Article 272 - Conditions under which mention may be made of the awards
Article 273 - Annulability of award registrations
Article 274 - Forfeiture of the registration of awards
PART IV - LEGAL RECOURSE
Article 275 - Legal recourse
Article 276 - Right to appeal
Article 277 - Deadline for appeal
Article 278 - Response-referral of proceedings
Article 279 - Citation by the opposing party
Article 280 - Request for technical expertise
Article 281 - Representation of the DES
Article 282 - Appeal against the court decision
Article 283 - Publication of the final decision
PART V - MONITORING AND PENALTIES
CHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 284 - Timing of supervision
Article 285 - Competent bodies
Article 286 - Seizure at points of entry
Article 287 - Unspecified precautionary measures
Article 288 - Commitment to inform
CHAPTER II - UNLAWFUL ACTS
Section I - Types of unlawful acts
Article 289 - Violation of the exclusivity of a patent or of the topography of semiconductor products
Article 290 - Violation of exclusive rights relating to designs or models
Article 291 - Counterfeiting, imitation and illegal use of trademark
Article 292 - Sale, circulation or concealment of products or goods
Article 293 - Violation and illegal use of designations of origin or geographical indications
Article 294 - Industrial property rights obtained in bad faith
Section II - Other provisions
Article 295 - Monitoring and apprehension
Article 296 - Fate of seize items
Article 297 - Assistants
Article 298 - Referral and subsidiary right
CHAPTER III - ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCES
Section I - Types of administrative offences
Article 299 - Illegal reference to or use of awards
Article 300 - Violation of name and emblem rights
Article 301 - Use of illicit marks
Article 302 - Improper use of name or emblem of establishment
Article 303 - Mention or improper use of private rights
Article 304 - Lack of mandatory trademark
Section II - Sundry provisions
Article 305 - Perpetrators and responsible parties
Article 306 - Determination of administrative penalties
Article 307 - Reduction or waiver of penalties
Article 308 - Repeated offences
Article 309 - Notices
Article 310 - Power to investigate and penalize
Article 311 - Payment of fines
Article 312 - Liability for payment of fines
Article 313 - Prescription
Article 314 - Destination of fines

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^ ] [ Industrial Property Code - Index ] Decree-Law no. 97/99/M ] Industrial Property Code - Art. 1 - 100 ] Industrial Property Code - Art. 101 - 200 ] Industrial Property Code - Art. 201 - 314 ]

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