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Brazil

Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Brazil. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

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PCT Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Brazil
Language Portuguese
Filing Deadline 30 months
Filing Extension No
Translation Extension 60 days from filing date
Power of AttorneyYes, must be submitted within 60 days from filing date
General POA AcceptedYes
Assignments No
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing No
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes, however the original claims need to be filed as well
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing No
Request for Examination Deadline Due within 36 months from International filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway No
Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Brazil
Language Portuguese
Filing Deadline 12 months
Filing Extension 60 day extension for specification only
Translation Extension 60 days for only the specification
Power of AttorneyYes, must be submitted within 60 days from filing date
General POA Accepted Yes
AssignmentsSometimes, only needed if the Applicant of the priority document is different from the national phase entry Applicant. Must be submitted within 60 days from filing date.
Excess Claims Fee Due at Filing Yes
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingNo, however, voluntary amendments can be submitted as well
Fee for Amending Claims at Filing N/A
Request for Examination Deadline Due within 36 months from filing date
Can Examination be Requested at Filing? No
Patent Prosecution Highway No
Priority Document180 days from filing date, Certified copy, no translation required

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