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BPTO publishes rules on transgenic plants

On May 9, 2023, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published the Technical Note INPI/CPAPD No. 01/2023, which addresses the patentability of transgenic plants-related inventions, specially the elite events (when a plant is modified by stable insertion of an exogenous DNA by means of molecular tools, in a specific locus of the genetic material, providing superior features to that plant).

This Technical Note aims to harmonize the BPTO’s understanding on the matter, and, as of May 9, should be used for examination of patent applications.

All materials related to the Technical Note and the public consultation that has preceded it are available (in Portuguese) in the link

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