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Sao Paulo is the world’s second largest city with a population of 18 million inhabitants. It is the capital of the state with the same name. It is the main industrial, commercial, financial and cultural center of Latin America. It is also the main center for IP activities in Brazil.

Greater Sao Paulo comprises 39 municipalities, with significant presence of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German and Arab descendants. Brazil has the largest population of Japanese descent outside of Japan, of which 72% have settled in Sao Paulo. About 5 million people of Italian descent also live here.

Sao Paulo state has a population of 40 million people (2005), which represents 21.5% of the country’s total. Its share in the Brazilian banking system amounts to 46% of all of deposits and 43% of the credit operations.

Sao Paulo state dynamic industry turns out a wide range of products which includes real estate construction, agrobusiness, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and airplanes among many others.

Global companies, Brazilian and foreign, have important installations for local manufacturing. We could mention for example Embraer, Pfizer, Merck, Volkswagen, General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Toyota, Caterpillar, Bunge, Cargill, Ericsson, ABB, Alcoa and IBM.

Member of:

ASPI
Sao Paulo Intellectual
Property Association

ABPI
Brazilian Intellectual
Property Association

ABAPI
Brazilian Industrial Property
Agents Association

IBPI
Brazilian Intellectual
Property Institute

ASIPI
Asociación Interamericana
de la Propiedad Industrial

FICPI
Fédération Internationale
des Conseils en
Propriété Industrielle

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