China-Brazil Switched to New PPH Pilot Effective January 1, 2020

December 4, 2019

The original China-Brazil PPH pilot program was launched on February 1, 2018 with the tentative termination date of January 31, 2020, or when the two offices (CNIPA and National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil) have received 200 applications respectively under the pilot, whichever comes first.


Recently, as the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil switched to a new PPH cooperation model, the two offices agreed jointly to terminate the original pilot on November 30, 2019; The two offices will suspend receiving PPH requests from December 1 to December 31 of 2019.


A brand-new pilot, instead, will roll out on January 1, 2020 in compliance with the new PPH cooperation model for a period of five years, ending December 31, 2024. The applicants will need to submit a PPH request to the two offices in accordance with the new guidance, which shall be announced in due course prior to the launch.