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BPTO extends the deadline for requesting fast-track examination for Covid-19 – related technologies.

On June 29, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 29/2021, which extends the deadline to request fast-track examination for Covid-19-related technologies.

According to such Ordinance, all requests must be submitted before the BPTO until December 31, 2021 by the applicant, owner or third party (individual or legal entity), and contain arguments which attest the relationship between the subject matter and the diagnosis, prophylaxis and/or treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Ordinance No. 29/2021 will enter into force as from July 1st, 2021.

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