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Despite the international crisis, INPI sees an increase in numbers


During 2011, the Brazilian Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) report that there have been 30,617 applications for patents, against 28,052 requested in 2010. For trade marks there have been 143,435 requests (up to December the 20th) compared with 129,620 trade mark applications last year. According to INPI’s president, Mr Jorge Avila, number appears to show that despite the international crisis there has been awareness of Brazilian society about the importance of intellectual property

INPI’s aim is to promote the use of the intellectual property system as a tool of competitiveness, stimulating innovation in order to act effectively and to move forward the Brazilian technology and economy.

To further facilitate the access of the patent system, INPI is launching in 2012, the e-Patents, which will permit the filing of patent applications via Internet.

Source INPI.

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