The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has signed a partnership to receive up to R$ 40 million in investment. Such investment aim to reduce the current patent backlog and to modernized processes with a view to increase efficiency in future analysis.
The investment will occur through a Technical Cooperation Agreement signed with the Brazilian Industrial Development Agency. The objective is to improve the agency’s technological infrastructure, review finalistic processes and ensure new operational levels for the flow of patent filing, ensuring convergence with international practices.
The agreement establishes three main areas of action in its work plan: support to help solve the patent backlog, modernization of patent examination processes and generation of competitive intelligence.
Between 2018 and 2020, the agencies involved will work on the digitization of documents and processes, creating technological solutions to manage information and data traffic, mapping and solving proceedings bottlenecks and reformulate finalistic processes.
It is also part of the agreement the creation of new procedures and the development of studies and analysis of opportunities in the field of industrial property.
The announcement of such agreement and investment follow the news of a record year to the BPTO: its technicians have analyzed the greatest volume of trademark and patent filing in the history of the agency.
Therefore, there are great expectation that the investment will represent a decreased in the BPTO’s backlog.
Título da notícia: MDIC anuncia R$ 40 milhões de investimentos para sistema brasileiro de PI
Título: Natália Nogueira dos Santos
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