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The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has just announced that a PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) pilot agreement has been signed with People's Republic of China

This PPH Program, in what concerns applicability in Brazil, will cover information technology, packages, measurements and chemistry inventions, and will accept a cap of 200 applications.
Concerning the patent applications to be prosecuted in China, there is no restriction regarding the invention's technical area.
The PPH is to be placed in force by February 2018.
As soon as the text of the agreement is officially published in the Official Gazette we will revert to this matter with further information.
Should you wish to receive more information on this subject, please do not hesitate to contact us, by telephone (+55 21 2113-1919), directly with your usual contact at our office or by e-mail at


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