Newsletter Edition 08 - November 2019


Brazil makes R&D agreement with Denmark

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) is seeking international partnerships for the development of Research, Development, and Innovation (PD&I) projects. The first three agreements were signed, in early October, in Copenhagen (Denmark), by the president of the entity Claudio Furtado, with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office (DKPTO), a model that should soon extend to other patent offices in Europe. “We started a new model to improve the business environment in Brazil, in addition to leveraging the creation and commercialization of Brazilian Intellectual Property in the world market”, said Furtado.

Due to the first agreement, which foresees the creation of new patents involving two or more partners, potential participants are already being mapped in the different regions of Brazil. The second agreement aims to speed up the analysis of Brazilian patents in Denmark and vice versa, which will be done by means of a broad-spectrum Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) system. In this model of PPH, to speed up the process, the result of patent examination done in one country can be leveraged in the other.

The third agreement involves the commercialization of an Industrial Property asset through an online platform developed in Denmark, the IP Marketplace. There are six thousand registered trademark, patent and industrial design owners from 157 countries.