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News article20 December 2021

INPI Brazil and INPI Portugal sign agreement on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

Latin America

Last week an agreement was signed between INPI Brazil and INPI Portugal, through which the directors of the IP offices of both countries agreed to initiate negotiations to establish a pilot project of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH).

This system allows patent applicants in Portugal, who have obtained a favorable decision at INPI Portugal, to request the Brazilian Office to take into account the study carried out by the portuguese Office. 

Thanks to the PPH, a faster response would be obtained from said entities, reducing the duplication of efforts, time, and processing costs to study the same patent application.

Would you like to know more about this new PPH between both Braazilian and Portuguese IP Offices? 

To read more (in Portuguese), please refer to INPI's website.


Publication date
20 December 2021