The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) engaged external consultancy services in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).
For three weeks, consultants will work together with the BPTO to collect information and maintain contact with examiners, managers and users of industrial property services.
The consultancy will evaluate patent procedures, as well as mechanisms of selection, training and evaluation of examiners, aiming to identify issues that can be improved. This initiative is the result of the Prosperity Fund project, which has a trade facilitation program through which Brazil will receive, by 2022, approximately R$ 396 million in investments.
The full press statement is available (in Portuguese) at http://www.inpi.gov.br/noticias/consultoria-externa-ira-buscar-melhoria-operacional-na-area-de-patentes