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BPTO releases patent software guidelines
06 February 2017 | Rio de Janeiro | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has released new guidelines for software-based patent applications...
Brazil green lights permanent fast-track programme
14 December 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has made its fast-track programme for patents covering green technology a permanent fixture...
Brazilian patent examination speeds up
16 March 2016 | Brasília | Reporter: Tammy Facey
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) will speed up certain patent applications in a bid to manage the current backlog...
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