China-Brazil PPH Project Entering Second Phase on January 1, 2021

January 27, 2021

The new China-Brazil PPH pilot project was launched on January 1, 2020 for a 5-year term ending on December 31, 2024 and as of January 1, 2021 the PPH pilot project entered the second phase.

After entering the second phase, the applicant shall submit the PPH request to the Brazilian Industrial Property Office (BIPO) in accordance with the office’s new PPH guideline, while that of the Chinese National Intellectual Property Office (CNIPA) remain unchanged. The BIPO will accept 600 PPH requests per year at max (including the requests from its PPH partner offices), each applicant can submit 1 PPH request per week; and the same department of the International Patent Classification (IPC) will accept 150 PPH requests per year (including requests from all of its PPH partner offices).

(Source: CNIPA website)