Brazilian PTO Continues Its Efforts To Improve Performance Output

Author:Belen Priore
Profession:Moeller IP Advisors

We hereby inform the last news published by the Brazilian INPI's official gazette in the past two weeks.

We would like to highlight two new rules, in where we found special interest that may benefit our clients.

The Official Gazette number 2515 launched a Resolution under number 236/19 that establishes the beginning of phase IV of the pilot project to accelerate examination for small and medium-sized Brazilian companies.

Official Gazette number 2516 publishes a normative instruction that aims to improve the Brazilian INPI's performance, regarding the appeals submitted against rejections of trademarks and industrial designs, which are still pending of resolution, due to the backlog suffered.

The INPI launched this new normative instruction under number 101/19 which encourages the sectors that are responsible, to solve 31.000 pending resolutions in a year's time.

This normative instruction establishes new...

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