The Brazilian PTO is launching a pre-examination report pilot program, in which the applicants will be able to voluntarily submit new pages of the applications in order to remedy irregularities already pointed out by other Patent Offices.

In the pre-examination reports, arguments on the objections, prior art searches and results of examination for the grant of corresponding applications in other countries, as well as the harmonization of the Brazilian applications to the cited prior art documents and to the Brazilian regulations in force will be requested.

In case the Official actions are not complied with within a 60-day term, counted from the publication date in the Official Bulletin, the applications will be abandoned.

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