Wednesday, April 10 2024   \  Published by Licks Attorney .

The BRPTO has extended the deadline for resolving issues with the processing of Industrial Design applications until April 30

The BRPTO has extended the deadline for resolving issues with the processing of Industrial Design applications until April 30

In a recent Notice published in the BRPTO’s Official Gazette on April 2, 2024, the BRPTO confirms that it has yet to address most of the issues associated with the implementation of the new IT system, as previously reported in our Client Alert on March 12, 2024.

Due to issues with the BuscaWeb system, the examination of the novelty of originality for industrial designs (i.e., substantive examination for industrial designs) remains on hold. The BRPTO is actively working to rectify this issue and aims to provide an updated timeline for normalization “as soon as possible”. Read more

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