The new standard will be accompanied by a breakthrough also in the procedures, since the numbering of the applications will be awarded at the presentation of it. This change will allow a more effective use - a more rapid step to the formal examination of patents (inventions and utility models), industrial designs and geographical indications.
Thus, as of January 2, 2012, applications for patents (for inventions and utility models), industrial design and geographical indication shall be numbered, according to the following pattern:
BR ZZ XXXX YYYYYY KThe digits corresponding to the nature of protection will refer to: invention or utility patent; industrial design ; and geographical indication.
BR (Brazil) = Country code
ZZ = nature of protection
XXXX = year of entry into the INPI
YYYYYY = numbering corresponds to the order of application filed
K = numbering of the request - checked digit
INPI observed that applications and patents filed up to December 31, 2011 will not be renumbered.