INPI Brazil and EPO renew their PPH Pilot Program

The European Patent Office (EPO) and INPI Brazil have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on an Enhanced Technical and Strategic Partnership. During this event both offices also signed a MoU to renew their Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program.

This PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

PROSUR PPH Project has been extended for 1 more year

Recently, PROSUR committee has recently announced the extension of the PROSUR PPH project, for another 12 months.

The PROSUR PPH Project allows users to take advantage of an effective reduction in patent pendency, by shortening the examination process.

This Committee, with representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay, met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in order to analise how the following 12 months of the project will be.

IP in the Fashion Industry

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Although IPRs tend to be associated to technological industries, companies operating in the fashion and related industries also benefit from them. IPR protection is the cornerstone to fight against piracy and counterfeiting, preventing free riding of your commercial and innovative efforts.