Expedited Industrial Design Examination in Brazil For the Olympics

Posted Monday, June 20, 2016.

Our colleagues in Brazil have let us know that the state intellectual property office there (the National Institute of Industrial Property) has enacted an expedited examination program for industrial designs (or what are commonly known as design patents in the United States) for a limited time.

For industrial design applications awaiting examination in Brazil that relate to the appearance of sporting goods, apparel, and the like, the application may be eligible to receive prioritized examination. The goal is for the industrial design to be registered in Brazil previous to the opening of the summer Olympic games on August 5, 2016.

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