Tuesday, April 16 2024   \  Published by Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum.

Changes in Brazil’s Patent Application Process and Latest Updates on PPH Program for 2024

Changes in Brazil’s Patent Application Process and Latest Updates on PPH Program for 2024

We are pleased to inform you about significant changes taking place at the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) to expedite the study of patent applications.

Changes in the criteria for the order of examining Patent Applications:

Starting January 1, 2024, the BPTO will prioritize the examination of patent applications based on the date on which a request for examination was filed, rather than the traditional chronological order of filing dates.

This modification empowers applicants by granting greater control over the examination timeline for their applications and is designed to introduce a more efficient approach to handling voluntary amendments.

To benefit from this change, it is advisable to file a request for examination as soon as possible, before the 36 month term to do so, but bearing in mind that once a request for examination has been filed it is no longer possible to submit voluntary amendments. Read more

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