Trademark protection is regulated by:
- the Federal Constitution;
- the Industrial Property Law (9,279/96);
- the Paris Convention of 1883 (as reviewed in Stockholm in 1967);
- the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs); and
- the August 1995 Protocol for Harmonization of Rules Regarding Intellectual Property within Mercosur in the Area of Trademarks, Indications of Source and Denominations of Origin.