Our prevention measures to face the COVID-19 pandemic

To our clients and partners: Gastão Cunha Ferreira has adopted all the recommended prevention and security measures in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

For this reason, following the guidelines communicated by the Portuguese Directorate General of Health, we have implemented mechanisms to enable the continuity of our office’s business activity. Relying on remote work, all employees at Gastão Cunha Ferreira are currently performing their daily duties by telecommuting. We thus ensure that all the usual operations of our office continue to be carried out without any interruption or alteration.

We will continue to closely monitor the unfolding of the current situation and we will communicate any further developments to our clients and partners in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we will, as always, be available to assist you.

To Protect and Monitor

Watching Services

To register your right may not be enough, and it is vital that you have a way of detecting possible infringements by third parties.

The Portuguese PTO (INPI) in Portugal, as office responsible for the maintenance of all IP Rights in this jurisdiction, does a prior examination but without the proper care and attention that an IP specialist may provide on behalf of his clients.

On the other hand, the European Union Office (EUIPO) that manages the trademark and designs registration in the European Union grants, with almost no prior searches, any application that is filed.

To try to minimize the risks to the clients that entrust us their rights, we have implemented a modern and efficient daily watching system of the several IP rights that are under our care, and we submit all registrations to a daily check against new publications.

The information contained in our internal databases and the cooperation with external entities abroad, allows us to detect and inform our clients, within the required timeframe to act and after a careful infringement check, of any new publication that may infringe our clients prior rights.

An effective management and defense of IP rights requires a professional consultant capable of monitoring every stage of your right lifecycle.

Through the use of our internal databases and the systems of our foreign associates, we are able to obtain results worldwide, always taking into acount the jurisdiction in which the right is valid.

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