International Property Rights
- Decree Law No. 97/99/M for the Industrial Property Legal Code came into force on 6 June 2000. These Statutes replace and revoke all previous legislation on industrial property matters as well as removing the jurisdiction of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property.
International Conventions Related to Intellectual Property that are Applicable
- Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Union) signed in Paris, 20 March 1883, as revised in Stockholm 14 July 1967 and amended 2 October 1979.
- Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Registration of Marks signed in Nice 15 June 1957.
- Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Union) signed in Berne, 9 September 1886 as revised in Paris 24 July 1971, and amended 28 September 1997.
- Universal Copyright Convention signed in Geneva, 6 September 1952 as revised in Paris 24 July 1971.
- Agreement on Industrial Property Rights in Relation to Trade (TRIPS) came into force 1 January 1995.
- Convention Abolishing the Requirements for Foreign Documents (Apostille) signed in The Hague 5 January 1965.
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