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Ministry of Economy announces measures to stimulate business in Brazil

Guideline notice

Measures will be presented this Wednesday (3/7) at 10:30 am in Brasilia

The Ministry of Economy, through the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), announce on Wednesday (3/7), in Brasília / DF, measures to reduce bureaucracy, costs and time in trademark and patent processes.

The first of these is Brazil's accession to the Madrid Protocol, an international treaty that facilitates the registration of trademarks of Brazilian companies in other countries. The second is the Patent Backlog Plan , which aims to reduce the number of backlog requests by 80% by 2021 and to reduce the average term of the grant to approximately two years from the request for examination .

The measures will be presented by the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes; the Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy, Carlos Da Costa; the president of INPI, Cláudio Vilar Furtado; and the regional director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Brazil, José Graça Aranha.

Announcement of the Madrid Protocol and the Patent Backlog Plan

Date: 3/7 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 am 

Location: Ministry of Economy - Esplanade of Ministries - K block - ground floor auditorium