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Brazilian Patent Office to collaborate with Global PPH

The Brazilian Patent Office (INPI-BR) will join the Global PPH network on 6 July 2024. 

The purpose of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) system is to fast-track the processing of patent applications and reduce overlapping examination work in different patent offices. The PPH means that when an applicant has filed a first application with one office and received a positive opinion that the claims are allowable, they may request fast-track processing when filing a corresponding application with a second office. 

The offices in the Global PPH (GPPH) network accept PPH requests based on patent claims found allowable by any of the contracting offices. The system includes both national and PCT applications.

The INPI-BR acts as an International Searching Authority (ISA) and an International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA) according to the PCT system.

Read more about PPH agreements and guidelines on our PPH pages:

For further information, please contact
Patent Advisory Service
Mon–Fri 9.00–16.15
Tel. +358 29 509 5858

Printable version Latest update 05.07.2024