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BRAZILIAN PATENT OFFICE PUBLISHES THE CRITERIA FOR A NEW FAST-TRACK EXAMINATION PROCESS OF PATENT APPLICATIONS

On November 7th 2017, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office published Resolution No. 202/2017, which established new criteria for a novel fast-track examination process of patent applications regarding a pilot program between the Brazilian Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

 

The mentioned resolution will be inforce from December 1st 2017 and will be directed only to applications in the fields of chemistry and technologies applied to medicine, except drugs.

All requests regarding the inclusion of applications in this PPH program must be made before December 1st 2019. The mentioned program will run for a two year period.