Friday, 23 July 2010

Good news from Brazil

On July 16th, the Instituto Nacional da Propiedade Industrial (INPI) of Brazil launched the system Push-INPI. This system also employed in various Brazilian courts, is used to facilitate the monitoring of processes. Users will utilize a login and password, already registered in the e-INPI, and will register the processes that wish to track. After this, users will start receiving at their e-mail address the changes in processes, including dates and orders. Also, the full contents will be accessed via the Internet at Revista Eletrônica da Propriedade Industrial (RPI).

The other good news that comes from Brazil is for those wishing to apply for Geographical Indication. One of the requirements for registration is that of the delimitation of the area. Now it is possible to do so through online databases and with approval from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). With this objective, the IBGE is training specialists in the area of Geographical Indications at INPI to make them familiar with the system and to guide users. By using data from the IBGE, the division will be more accurate and users can check if a given territory has a special area, indigenous lands and facilities for environmental preservation.

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