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Legal Conditions

INPI.justica.gov.pt proposes to disseminate information relevant to citizens, businesses and legal professionals. Although everything is done to guarantee the accuracy of the information, we do not guarantee the inexistence of any imprecision, regardless of the reason that originates it.

The content of the platform is protected by the Copyright and Related Rights and Industrial Property Rights, under Portuguese and European Union laws and international conventions. Justice.gov.pt is a registered trademark.

The information on the platform is public and may be reproduced, provided that the source is mentioned. However, it is prohibited to use it for commercial or offensive purposes.

All attempts to change or insert information, or any other action that may cause damage and endanger the integrity of the system, are strictly prohibited and may be punished according to the legislation in force.

The references to links to other sites exempt INPI from any responsibility regarding their content.


Privacy Policy

The INPI portal guarantees its user’s privacy and security in the data provided for the various services it offers and only requests and collected the data necessary to provide the service according to the explicit indications in the portal and the user's options.

Following the recommendation of the National Data Protection Commission on the personal data protection regime, provided for in Law no. 67/98, of October 26th, since December 17th, 2015, that data referring to the addresses of the applicants and holders of Industrial Property Rights are no longer published in the Industrial Property Bulletin (IPB). However, these data are still available in the databases and accessible through the INPI website. Upon request, the data subject has the right to access and rectify the data provided.

INPI may grant to third parties the data published in IPB exclusively for purposes related to the operation of the Industrial Property system.

The existing newsletter in INPI.justica.gov.pt has a database duly registered in the CNPD and is guaranteed the access to the data by the users.

For strictly statistical purposes, we use technology (cookies) that allow access to the platform. No personal data is collected by this technology.


Forms of payment and data security

INPI takes all necessary precautions to ensure the protection of the information gathered from its users and ensures that all payment data entered is automatically encrypted using SSL-Secure Sockets Layer technology, used by the world's largest e-commerce stores, with a view to total payments made. To verify that the information is being transmitted securely, the padlock design is visible in the lower right corner of the screen (when the Microsoft Internet explorer and Netscape Navigator program is being used), which indicates that communication is safe whenever the lock is closed. 

User data used to make payments, particularly those related to credit cards, are never stored by INPI and are only used when processing each transaction, which is done using the appropriate technologies to ensure total security.

In this way, user data is not exposed to any intrusion attempts that are intended to collect sensitive data stored in databases.


For the performance of online services, the following forms of payment are available:

  • Credit card
  • ATM

For each of these options you will be asked for the respective data for each payment method.


In case of payment by credit card, all confidential data relating to your card you enter will be encrypted. This will ensure the security of your data.

If you choose to pay by ATM you do not need to enter data related to your card (payment must be made in a cash machine - Payment of Purchases option).

There are two elements that you can locate and that will tell you that you are on a secure site. In the lower left corner of your browser, you will find the following symbols:

  • Identifier symbol: Internet Explorer (the symbol is a Padlock)
  • When entering a secure site, the URL will begin with https: // (S = Secure)