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Requests for recordal of technology agreements increase 3.5%

In 2018, there was a 3.5% increase in the number of requests for recordals of agreements involving the licensing of industrial property rights, technology transfer, technical assistance services and franchises filed before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). Last year, 1,207 new requests for recordals were filed, while in 2017 there were 1,166.

Regarding to the BPTO´s decisions, which may include recordals, rejections, shelving and non-existent requests, there was a decrease of 7.9%, from 1,380 in 2017 to 1,271 last year.

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