The BPTO informs that on August 31, 2023, Technical Note No. 01/2023 was published by the Permanent Committee for the Improvement of Procedures and Guidelines for Examination of Marks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (CPAPD), as provided for by art. 14 of INPI/PR Ordinance No. 491/19.
This is the revocation of Technical Note BPTO/CPAPD No. 02/2022, of January 10, 2022, seeking to improve internal processes, combined with respect for current legal rules and the aspirations of society.
The CPAPD recognized that “cachaça” is a typical name for a traditional Brazilian drink, born in sugar mills in past centuries. “Cachaça” is a product identified with official identity norms and specific qualities.
Therefore, it was established that the term “cachaça” can have different meanings – sometimes geographical indication, sometimes denomination of drink – depending on the context in which it is applied.
As a result of the revocation of Technical Note BPTO/CPAPD No. 02/2022, the formulation of the requirement established in said Note will no longer be applied, both in new registration or amendment requests, as well as in ongoing registration or amendment requests.
The full text of the document is available on the BPTO Portal.