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BPTO publishes new Basic Manual for Patent Protection.

In June 2021, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published the updated version of the Basic Manual for Patent Protection, aiming at guiding patent applicants and/or owners as to proceedings before the BPTO, as well as discussing the main topics of Industrial Property related to patents.

The new Basic Manual replaces the former publications of Patent Applicant Manual, Electronic Patent Filing Manual and Application Monitoring Manual; and consolidates rules and guidelines from different sources (e.g., resolutions, ordinances, normative instructions, among others), and proceedings related to the examination procedure of patent applications.

The updated version of the Basic Manual for Patent Protection may be accessed (in Portuguese) at