>[19.Jun.19] Patents – INPI/BR simplifies rules for accelerated examination
The INPI/BR published, through Resolution No. 239/2019 and Normative Instruction No. 01/2019, new rules for accelerating examination of patent applications, which will simplify and expedite this procedure.
An important new feature is that the Resolution made permanent the programs “Patentes MPE” (for Brazilian applicants which are “small entities”), and “Prioridade BR” (for patent applications belonging to a patent family with the first filing being on Brazil).