There are several options to request a priority patent examination before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI).
Recently, INPI released a report showing that the number of priority examinations has increased during this year.
One of the possibilities is when the patent application is related to pharmaceutical products, processes and equipment and / or materials for use in health, for the diagnosis or treatment of COVID-19. It is also possible to request if a third party is infringing your product/process, if the owner is a startup.
INPI has a project called Patent Prosecution Highway in partnership with different countries. Through this project, it is possible to use the search from other offices to exam the patent in Brazil.
Feel free to contact our attorneys if you want to know more about options to request for priority in a patent application.
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