On January 8, 2019, Cláudio Vilar Furtado was appointed President of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (“BPTO”). Nominated by Carlos da Costa, Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy, Furtado shall deal with sensitive issues in the current Brazilian intellectual property system. These include the reduction of backlog and timeframe for analysis of patents and trademarks.
The future president’s curriculum includes a Master’s in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), a Master of Business Economics and a PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago, as well as a PhD in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV. He is also a professor at the School of Business Administration of São Paulo (EAESP), FGV.