On May 15, 2018, it was initiated the work of an external consultancy that will evaluate the procedures involved in patent analysis by the BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office), as well as the selection, training and evaluation mechanisms of its examiners. Such work has as goal to indicated the current issues and how they can be fixed and ways to improved the procedures of patent analysis.
In a second stage, the consultancy should be extended to improve procedures in the area of trademark analysis.
The consultancy is result of a partnership with the British Government, through the Prosperity Fund, whose objective is stimulate development and poverty reduction in several countries. The fund has 1.3 billion
pounds (about R $ 6.4 billion) in investments, being 80 million (about R $ 396 million) intended to Brazil, until 2022.
For three weeks, the consultants will work with the BPTO, collecting information and keeping in touch with examiners, managers and IP service users.
Lawyer Author of the Comment: Natália Nogueira dos Santos
Headline: Consultoria Externa Irá Buscar Melhoria Operacional da Área de Patentes
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