According to recent news, Brazil overtook United Kingdom's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and became the world's sixth largest economy.
The expressive results of the economy has also fueled the number of trademark and patent applications filed in Brazil. According to the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office, in 2011 local and foreign individuals and companies altogether filed 152.735 trademark applications, an increment of approximately 20% over 2010. In the same period, almost 32.000 new patent applications were filed, representing an increasing of approximately 14% over 2010. These good news reflect the very auspicious moment Brazil has been going through, which is supported by other impressive numbers recently condensed by the prestigious local magazine EXAME: a) 6,7% - This is the lowest unemployment rate over the last ten years. In fields like extraction, construction, real estate, financial intermediation and fuel retail services said rate is even lower. In turn, this number shows the high strength of the Brazilian domestic market.
353 billion dollars - These are the country's international reserves in last August, representing almost 50% more than the available reserves during the 2008 crises.
400 billion dollars - This is the country stock of liquidity, providing the Brazilian Central Bank with a strong weapon to control the economy and deal with speculation.
29 million people - This is the number of persons that ascended to the middle class from 2003 to 2009, craving for an enormous variety of products and services....