Wednesday, April 20 2022   \  Published by Moeller IP Advisors.

Updated guidelines for plant transformation inventions – Brazil

On March 17, 2022, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has issued specific guidance regarding the examination of inventions related to plant transformation events (Elite events) and accessory inventions related to Elite events, namely, BPTO’s Technical Note INPI/CPAPD n° 01/2022.

The main concepts thereof are summarized below:

1-Definition of Elite Event

An Elite Event is defined by means of the following five technical characteristics:

  1. a transformation event of a plant
  2. by inserting a transgene
  3. using a genetic construct in a stable manner
  4. where this insertion is present in a specific location in the plant genome, and
  5. gives the plant a superior technical effect compared to other transformation events Read more


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