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The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO), aware of the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization, published on April 7, 2020 the Ordinance no. 149/20. This Ordinance refers to the priority in the technical examination of patent applications that have as final purpose the protection of pharmaceutical products or processes, equipment and/or materials for use in health, diagnosis, prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19.

The priority procedure is valid until July 30, 2021, and it will entail a drastic reduction in the time taken to analyze patent applications, encouraging the development of technologies applied to fight the new coronavirus pandemic.

If you have any doubts or curiosity about the priority procedure for patent applications, please feel welcome to contact our office for further information.

Sincerely,

Lawyer Author of the Comment: Daniela Romeiro Munarolo

“If you want to learn more about this topic, contact the author or the managing partner, Dr. Cesar Peduti Filho.”
“Se quiser saber mais sobre este tema, contate o autor ou o Dr. Cesar Peduti Filho.”

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