The Brazilian PTO published today Phase IV (Ordinance No. 78/2022) of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program, implementing new rules for the acceptance into the program, which will begin on January 01, 2023.
The Brazilian PTO has created programs that enable accelerated examination for patent applications, significantly reducing analysis and processing completion time. In addition to the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
As part of its plan to combat the backlog, the Brazilian PTO has launched several fast-track programs over the last years, which can dramatically reduce the time needed to obtain patent protection in Brazil. In order to accelerate the patent prosecution, it is...