The Brazilian PTO is carrying out a public consultation on the 2nd edition of the Manual of Industrial Designs. Interested parties may send suggestions until December 7.
The public consultation covers the following main issues:
2 – What is considered an industrial design;
4 – Formal Examination; and
5 – Technical Examination.
Other changes encompass the adaptation of the Manual to electronic petitions, as a result of the implementation of the new system for examining and managing industrial design registration processes. Such changes, however, will not be the subject of this public consultation.
For further information, please access: https://www.gov.br/inpi/pt-br/servicos/desenhos-industriais/consulta-publica