The PTO has changed the Code for numbering Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
As of the beginning of 2012, the BPTO has adopted a new numbering code that meets International standards.
The final number of the applications will be given at the time of the protocol, enabling the holder’s effective monitoring.
The new numbering follows the following standards:
BR ZZ XXXX YYYYYY K
BR = Code of country (Brazil)
ZZ = Nature of protection
XXXX = Year of filing at BPO
YYYYYY = Number related to the order of filing of applications
K = Check digit of the number of application
The numbers related to the nature of protection as applied as follow:
ZZ = 10 for first filing or applications claiming foreign priority under Paris Union Convention;
ZZ = 11 for entering into the Brazilian national phase of PCT applications;
ZZ = 12 for divisional patent applications; and
ZZ = 13 for certificates of addition.
ZZ = 20 for first filing or applications claiming foreign priority under Paris Union Convention;
ZZ = 21 for entering into the Brazilian national phase of PCT applications; and
ZZ = 22 for divisional applications
ZZ = 30 for Industrial Design Application;
ZZ = 31 for applications filed under International Treaties; and
ZZ = 32 for divisional applications.
ZZ = 40 for Indication of Source application;
ZZ = 41 for Designation of Origin applications; and
ZZ = 42 for applications filed under International Treaties; and
ZZ = 43 for divisional applications.
Patent Applications, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indication filed until 31 December 2011 shall not be renumbered.