BPTO PUBLISHES TECHNICAL NOTE ON ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN APPLICATIONS
On January 7th, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Technical Note No. 01/2019, from the Standing Committee on Improvement of Trademark, Industrial Design and Geographical Indications Procedures and Guidelines (CPAPD), as foreseen in Article 14 of the BPTO’s Ordinance No. 491/19, of October 9, 2019, establishing that the publication of notice of rejection or shelving of an industrial design application will not result in the publication of the industrial design’s drawings or photographs.
This means that the applicant who had his/her application rejected or shelved may re-file the same object, and the previously filed application will not constitute basis for an administrative nullity procedure.
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