In 2018, there was a significant decrease of 63% in the number of industrial design applications awaiting for a decision, considerably reducing the backlog of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). While in December 2017, 9,288 applications were awaiting a decision by the BPTO, in December 2018 the number was only of 3,433 applications.
Regarding the registrations granted by the BPTO, the increase was 40.3%, jumping from 6,220 in 2017 to 8,725 grants in 2018.
There were also 6,111 new applications filed in 2018, representing a growth of 1.9% compared to the previous year.
More information is available, in Portuguese, at http://www.inpi.gov.br/noticias/backlog-de-desenhos-industriais-cai-63