ACELERATED EXAMINATION FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS
The Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (BPTO), published Resolution No. 167/2016 which refers to the accelerated examination for industrial design applications related to sporting goods.
The Brazilian government decided to implement the acceleration for industrial design examinations related to sporting goods through Resolution No. 167/2016, as a measure to promote the commercialization of said designs due to the upcoming Olympic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, starting on August 2016.
For the prioritized examination to be accepted the industrial design application must meet the following requirements: (i) the object of the application for industrial design registration must be a sports product; (ii) the filing date of the industrial design application must be before June 16th 2016.
The deadline to apply for prioritized examination is June 30th 2016. Therefore, if you have any application for industrial design registrations which meet the conditions mentioned above and it is of your interest to proceed with the expedited examination the request must be filed before the mentioned date.