The BRPTO has announced that two further types of patent applications will be considered for fast-track examination by the office:
- Applications related to “technology available on the market” (that is, where all or part of the claimed object has been licensed, offered for sale, imported or exported, taking the Brazilian market as a reference); and,
- Applications for technology resulting from public funding (that is where the object claimed was the result of direct financial support resulting from public revenues, with the express purpose of its development).
The move is part of a new pilot project, which was published in the Official Gazette last Tuesday, 11 August.
If you would like more information on the available possibilties for fast-track applications, or if we can be of assistance in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.