As we have mentioned before, the Brazilian Trademark and Patent office (INPI) launched last year a plan to reduce the backlog of patent examination.
Recently, INPI released a report showing the results. From January to June 2020, INPI examined 20.675 patent applications around 51,6% of the estimate to 2020 and 87.6% of all the examination in 2019 (23.592 examinations).
The timeframe of the technical priority examination was also reduced from 18 months in 2019 to 13.4 months in 2020.
At the future, INPI expects to take around 04 years to conclude patent examinations in Brazil.
Lawyer Author of the Comment: Laila dos Reis Araujo
Headline: Brazil reduces the patent examination backlog
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