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.

Cape Verde

The cape-verdian system of Intellectual Property is still in its development stages.

Up till 2010 it has been managed by Industry and Energy Ministry, at which point the Cape Verde Intellectual Property Office was created, and started its operations in 2011.

Despite the still not automatized operation proceedures of the Cape Verde Office, the relation we maintain with associated firms in this jurisdiction allows us to provide effective responses to requests that reach us.

Details on Cabo Verde


Classification Filing System
Nice Multiclass
Filing Requirements
The applicant information; legalized power of attorney at the Cape Verde embassy or legalization by apostille; with translation in Portuguese
Opposition period
2 months
Examination type
A formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness
Time from filing to registration
24 months
10 years from the registration