The Brazilian Patents Office launched in January 8th, 2019 the first edition of the Manual of Industrial Designs that consolidates the guidelines and procedures related to the examination of applications for the registration of industrial designs and provides instructions for formulating applications and monitoring processes. The manual will serve as a reference for examiners, prosecutors and users in general.
The first edition of the Manual of Industrial Designs was officialized by Rule nº 232/2019, of January 7, 2019, published in the Official Bulletin nº 2505, and will come into force from of 03/03/2019.
The publication of the Industrial Designs Manual takes place after a public consultation held between August 11 and September 29, 2017. The Brazilian PTO received 208 contributions from 10 participants, which were discussed and answered by the Committee on Improvement of Procedures and Guidelines for Examination.
You can access this manual (in Portuguese) here.
*Translated and adapted from the BPTO’s official webpage.