Brazil

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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

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BR

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Portuguese
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    * Assignments are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Brazilian application.

    ** Title, abstract and claims must be translated by the national stage deadline. To avoid urgency surcharges, national stage entry in Brazil should ideally be instructed at least a clear week before the deadline.

    *** The Brazilian Patent Office charges for late filing of powers of attorney and assignment forms. Please note that the cost is for each document filed late and will be billed to you directly from the agent.

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

BR

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Portuguese
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    * Assignment documents are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Brazilian application.

    ** A certified copy of the priority document needs to be filed within 180 days from the application filing date (with details needed at filing), no translation necessary.

    *** The Brazilian Patent Office charges for late filing of powers of attorney and assignment forms. Please note that the cost is for each document filed late and will be billed to you directly from the agent.