Launch of electronic system for industrial designs in Brazil
On April 7, 2015, the Brazilian PTO (INPI) published in the Official Gazette Resolution 146/2015 establishing an electronic system for the online filing of industrial designs. This new online service, which offers discounts on service fees, is already up and running since April 22, 2015.
As with other electronic filing systems managed by INPI – “e-Trademarks”, launched in 2006 and updated in 2011, “e-Patents”, launched in 2013, and online search system for trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and computer programs, launched in October 2014 – access to the corresponding electronic forms is subject to prior user registration in e-INPI.
For more details on how to use the new electronic system for industrial designs, please read the User Guide (only a Portuguese version available).