Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Brazil: Patent Cooperation System

This April, the Brazilian Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) will launch a new system that will allow faster registration of patent applications coming to the Institute from the outside - via Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which will help to accelerate the process. This system called the Data Acquisition System PCT (SISAD-PCT) provides automatic data acquisition with access to all information of a PCT application, by communicating with the database of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

In the first stage the system will be used to fill in applications with dates of deposits between 2006 and 2009. In addition, the tool will allow the inclusion of information that may have been omitted, referring to the inventors or applicants and priorities. It is hoped that this first stage should be completed in the first half of April.

The second stage, still under study, provides for the incorporation of the SISAD-PCT into SINPI (internal system containing bibliographic data), in order to facilitate the registration since the beginning of PCT applications.

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