Tuesday, April 16 2024   \  Published by Moeller IP.

INPI Reaches Application Limit for PPH Pilot Project

INPI Reaches Application Limit for PPH Pilot Project

On March 7th, Brazil’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) announced that it will not accept new applications for the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program in 2024. This decision is due to the INPI reaching the limit of 100 applications per annual cycle to participate in Phase IV of the PPH pilot project.

The PCT-PPH enables an applicant who has received a Written Opinion or International Preliminary Examination from one of the PCT-PPH participating Offices (which has acted as an International Authority) to accelerate the corresponding national phase application. This speeds up the examination procedure and reduces costs. Read more

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