Newsletter Edition 13 - April 2020


ABPI, BPTO, and WIPO celebrate IP Day with green patents


From 2012 to 2020, of the 869 applications for green patents requested at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office – BPTO, 75% were granted under the priority regime, has reported the president of the institute, Cláudio Furtado, today, April 27th, during a virtual round table promoted by ABPI – Brazilian Intellectual Property Association, the BPTO, and WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization.

“The priority examination for green patents is a great incentive for new technologies to be developed in this area”, observed ABPI’s president Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, at the event that celebrated the World Intellectual Property Day under the theme “Innovate for a Green Future”.

The event had about 400 registrations, in a table made up of representatives of national and international entities in the area of ​​intellectual property. In addition to the boards of ABPI, BPTO, and WIPO, representatives of AIPPI – Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle, ASIPI – Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual, Jetro – Japan External Trade Organization, USPTO – United States Patent Trademark Office, ABAPI – Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents, LIDC – International League of Competition Law, and OAB-RJ – Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section, attended it, among others.

During the event, two cases of green patents were presented, under the guidance of ABPI’s Council member Renata Lisboa. Felipe Cardoso, CEO and founder of Ecopanplas detailed the industrial recycling process that separates residual lubricating oil from crushed plastic and the label without generating waste, and Thiago Mariano, area manager and business support for Newsteel, Vale’s subsidiary, showed the ore processing by the FDMS (Fines Dry Magnetic Separation) system, a technology that recovers ores and tailings dam resulting from the ore process without using water.

You can watch the full video of the event on the ABPI’s channel on YouTube.