Speeding patent process in Brazil

BRPTO established that the result of the searches carried out in Patent Offices of other countries, International or Regional Organizations could be used in Brazil to speed up examination of the pending patent application.

Please be informed that the BRPTO published on October 30, 2018, the Resolution No. 227/2018 establishing that the result of the searches carried out in Patent Offices of other countries, International or Regional Organizations could be used in Brazil to speed up examination of the pending patent application.

This procedure has been adopted by the BRPTO since first half of this year. In this sense, the BRPTO issues an Office Action published in the Official Gazette as Decision 6.20.

According to this Resolution, an amended set of claims can be filed before the BRPTO, comprising the amendments made abroad, as well as the arguments used to overcome the previous objections regarding novelty and inventive step.

If the amended set of claims adapted to the state of the art mentioned as impeditive to the patentability and the patent application is in accordance with the Brazilian IP Law, the patent application will be directly allowed.

Find a copy of the Resolution in Portuguese at http://www.inpi.gov.br/menu-servicos/patente/legislacao-patente-1 .

Should you need an English translation of same, please ask.

For further information, please contact latinamerica@herrero.es

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