New procedures were adopted for patents annuities
The Brazilian PTO issued Resolution # 113/2013, which established a new procedure related to annuities for patents.
It is important to point out that, according to this new rule, if two or more annual fees are not paid on time, the application/patent will definitively lapsed and it will no longer be possible to apply for a restoration. Additionally, the PTO will no longer send any notifications to the patent holder or its local representatives.
Annuities should be paid in Brazil as from the beginning of the third year of the patent application until the expiration of the patent.