As a result of the election of the new Brazilian Government, the Brazilian PTO, which is now under the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness, and reports to the Ministry of Economy, has been introducing effective measures to eliminate the patent backlog and to reduce the time for patent grant.
On the trademark side, it has reduced the backlog to make it posible for Brazil to implement the Madrid Protocol, which will start to be operated as from October 2019. What are these initiatives? What to expect from them? How can IP onwers benefit from these initiatives?
Brazilian PTO implements the Madrid Protocol
What to watch out for when designating Brazil in a Madrid Protocol application
– General comments: reduction of the trademark backlog to be able to implement the Madrid Protocol; The BPTO will begin operating the treaty in October
– Advantages and benefits for Brazilian trademark owners willing to expand their operations abroad
– How it will work in practice and how it will be operated by the Brazilian PTO
Brazilian PTO introduces new plan to eliminate the patent backlog
– Preliminary Standardized Office Action Program: Rules 240/2019 and 241/2019
– General Comments: plan to eliminate patent backlog by at least 80% within the next 2 years
– How it Works
– Our advice
– Rule 239/2019: simplification and standardization of priority exam applications
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