Beginning on February 23, 2016, industrial design registration certificates are now issued in electronic format by the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), and paper certificates are no longer being issued.
Additionally, INPI has made available in its website a total of 7,207 documents relating to granted certificates issued between 2014 and 2015. Thus, the PTO now has an online system covering the whole process for industrial design protection, from application( Launch of electronic system for industrial designs in Brazil) to grant.
The issuance of industrial design registration certificates in electronic format is regulated by INPI Resolution 159/2016, published in the Industrial Property Gazette No. 2355.
Originally published /march 7, 2016.
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