The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) recently published Ordinances/INPI/PR No. 26/2023 and No. 27/2023, bringing important changes to the procedures for registration and recordal of Industrial Property and franchise agreements.
The new rules, result of deliberations held in December 2022, aim to simplify and streamline the processes of registration of contracts, boosting innovation and protection of Industrial Property in the country.
In another post, we talked about the main changes discussed, such as “E-notarization” and “e-apostille” in cases of digital signatures without the ICP-Brasil Certification, the presentation of bylaws in social contracts or constitutive act of Brazilian companies and the licensing of non-patented technology (“Know-how”).
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