The spread of Covid-19 around the world has been causing disruptions in all economic sectors. The impacts are still not entirely clear, but it is 

reasonable to recognize that the future will most certainly be different and that being able to adapt to this new reality is the key to success in any business model.


In order to mitigate the economic impact of the coming financial crisis, the first step is to understand which elements of your business can be protected by Industrial Property rights.


The protection and monetization of your assets must be present in any business strategy and should be seen as an essencial foundation on the road to success.


Our AOPI’s (Official Industrial Property Agents) will accompany you throughout the entire process, always guaranteeing the protection of your assets’ confidentiality.


The second step is to invest in creating and innovating. A simple idea can make a difference.


The list of innovations created in this pandemic time, whether or not associated with Covid-19, continues to grow. In the previous article, INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) and EPO (European Patent Institute) data reveal that the number of patent applications in Portugal has tripled in the last decade. Even so, do companies know how to ensure that their own ideas are protected? What process should you follow after creating a new product?


The Industrial Property right provides value to the company and forms a security barrier between your company and the competition, as it offers you exclusive rights.


Patenting a product for functionality reasons prevents its competitors from manufacturing, selling or using the your invention for a period of 20 years.I n a design registration the period extends for 25 years, while trademark registration has no time limit


In order to thrive and prevent competitor companies from manufacturing or selling protected products, innovation must be accompanied by an Industrial Property protection strategy.


Value your time and effort, turn something intangible into something real that adds value to your business. And protects your ideas with A.G. da Cunha Ferreira.


You can count on us,

A.G. da Cunha Ferreira

04 September 2020