National applications in Portugal in 2020

In Portugal, in the year 2020, the Portuguese IP Office (INPI) received 20.105 national Trademark applications, representing an increase of 1,9% when compared to 2019.

Concerning national patents, 391 applications were filed, which generated an increase of 72,2%, the highest in the last 10 years.

On the other hand, national Design applications stood at 257 cases, decreasing 4,1% when compared to the previous year. 

In a rather atypical year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy, these numbers reveal that innovation may bring a positive development for Portugal.

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