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FAQs

Yes, the Claimant to whom a trade name or corporate name has been refused, may file an appeal concerning this decision, within the time-limit of 30 days counting from the notification of the latter, thus requesting the revocation of the decision, made by the Portuguese Institute of Registration and Notary Affairs/Portuguese National Registration of Legal Persons (IRN/RNPC), refusing the trade name or corporate name.

When an arbitral appeal subsequent to a hierarchical appeal is at stake, the time-limit is 30 days counting from the notification of the decision of the hierarchical appeal. 

No, under the Legal Regime of the National Registration of Legal Persons, the hierarchical appeal is optional and shall be addressed to the Chairman of the Portuguese Institute of Registration and Notary Affairs, which integrates the RNPC.

Yes, you may do so within the time-limit of 30 days counting from the date of the notification of the decision of the hierarchical appeal.

ARBITRARE is competent to resolve the following disputes in matters of trade names and corporate names:

  • Orders granting or refusing trade names or corporate names;
  • Orders declaring the loss of the right of usage of a trade name or corporate name or orders refusing the referred request;
  • Adoption of validity conditions of the certificate of admissibility of trade name or corporate name;
  • Orders refusing the acceptance of the request, demanding the compliance of certain formalities or the fulfillment of certain requirements;
  • Orders refusing the invalidation of certificates of admissibility of trade names or corporate names;
  • Orders refusing or granting the definitive registration of legal persons or other entities in the Central File of Legal Persons;
  • Civil law claims for damages caused by the improper use of a trade name or corporate name.