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INPI publishes communication on new sequence listing standard for patent applications in Brazil

On 7 June 2022, in the Official Gazette 2683, the Brazilian patent office published a communication regarding the new standard for submission of sequence listings for patent applications in Brazil.

The sequence listings of applications filed as from 07/01/2022 must be submitted in the new WIPO ST.26 standard (single file in XML format).

As for applications filed on or before 06/30/2022, the WIPO ST.25 standard must be maintained, even upon re-submission of the sequence listing.

The BRPTO informs that a tool developed by WIPO for creating, editing and verifying sequence listings in the WIPO ST.26 standard will be available on the institute’s website.

Finally, as of 07/01/2022, sequence listings in both formats (depending on the case) will be available on the INPI website.

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