Posts Tagged: Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office


Brazil Has Begun Accepting Applications for Position Trademarks

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) began accepting applications for position trademarks on October 1, 2021. Position marks are trademarks characterized by the particular spot in which they …

Experimental Data: A Key Element of Brazilian Medical Use Claims

There is no doubt that it is a challenge to design a patent protection strategy for a new medical use (for example, a new disease to be …
By Kene Gallois & Karoline Coelho
3 months ago 0

Brazil’s Patent System: Latest Statistics on Efforts to Reduce the Backlog and the Road Ahead

Almost two years ago, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) launched a plan to reduce the backlog in examination of patent applications, which has had positive …

A Look at BPTO Data on Pharmaceutical Patents Subject to the Minimum Term of Ten Years From Grant

A key issue of discussion with respect to the Brazilian patent system has to do with patents granted by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) under …
By Kene Gallois
1 year ago 0

Brazilian Ministry of Health Accelerates Examination of Pharma Patent Applications

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) presently offers more than 15 programs to speed up examination of patent applications. The prioritization of certain patent applications by means …
By Kene Gallois
1 year ago 0

Co-ownership of Trademarks in Brazil: Key Changes

Brazil’s accession to the Madrid Protocol has included several important changes to the country’s trademark system, such as simplifying the registration of trademarks, reducing costs, …

Finding Fame in Brazil: Five Tips for Success When Requesting ‘High Renown’ Trademark Status

Since 2014, when a decision of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office came into force that held trademarks could obtain “high renown” status through a specially-created procedure, there …

Business (Almost) as Usual at Brazilian IP Courts and IPO

Like most countries, Brazil has been facing severe restrictions in an attempt to slow down the spread of COVID-19.  Non-essential services are currently closed in almost all …

Recent Insights into Cannabis-Related IP Rights in Brazil

The authorization of consumption of Cannabis derivative products in several countries has led to the rapid development of a robust industry around such products. However, Brazilian legislation …