New possibility of expedited examination of patent applications in Brazil: technologies related to COVID-19
The Brazilian PTO (INPI) published yesterday, April 7th, 2020, Ordinance No. 149, dated April 4th, 2020, which amends Resolution No. 239/19, concerning the possibilities of expedited examination of patent applications in Brazil. The amendment included a new possibility, allowing patent applications for technologies related to the diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19 to have accelerated examination within the scope of the INPI.
The request for expedited examination of patent applications in this modality is already valid, and should remain in force until June 30, 2021.
For further information, contact:
Ana Paula Celidonio
Isabella Katz Migliori
Time de Propriedade Intelectual
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