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The New Schedule of Fees for The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office – BPTO

15 December 2011
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update

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As published in the Official Gazette of November 10 and 11, 2011, the new official schedule of fees for the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office - BPTO will become effective as of January 1, 2012, increasing the current official fees by approximately 18.5%.

The BPTO’s Commissioner will soon regulate the electronic patent applications and announce the beginning of operations of the e-Patents system.

In addition, the BPTO’s Commissioner will announce a resolution listing discounts in official fees of up to 60% for natural persons, small companies, individual businessmen, small businesses and cooperatives, as defined by law, education and research institutions, as well as non-profit organizations and government departments and agencies, in relation to their own activities.

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Observations in this update about Brazilian law are by Tauil & Chequer Advogados. They are not intended to provide legal advice to any entity; any entity considering the possibility of a transaction must seek advice tailored to its particular circumstances.


Nova Tabela de Retribuições do Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial - INPI

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Conforme publicado no Diário Oficial da União nos dias 10 e 11 de novembro de 2011, uma nova tabela de retribuições pelos serviços oficiais do INPI entrará em vigor em janeiro de 2012, com um reajuste médio de 18,5% (dezoito e meio por cento).

Em breve, o presidente do INPI irá dispor sobre a entrada em vigor dos pedidos de patentes eletrônicos, anunciando o início do funcionamento do e-Patentes.
Além disso, o presidente do INPI divulgará resolução com descontos de até 60% para pessoas naturais, microempresas, microempreendedor individual, empresas de pequeno porte e cooperativas assim definidas em Lei; instituições de ensino e pesquisa; entidades sem fins lucrativos, bem como órgãos públicos, quando se referirem a atos próprios.

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