Expediting Patent Examination in Brazil

Backlog:

  • Patent backlog in Brazil causes delay in examination
  • BPO reports average delays of 10 years for applications filed in the early 2000s
  • Extreme cases have been reported to have taken up to 12 years
  • Delays apply to both patent and utility model applications
  • Slightly less for utility models (about 8 years)

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