Representatives from the Brazilian PTO attended a meeting with the general director of the Russian Federal Office for Intellectual Property (ROSPATENT) to discuss the next steps of cooperation between the two offices in the field of industrial property.

The meeting took place on April 17, during the “International Conference 1.0 on Digital Transformation: Intellectual Property and Blockchain Technologies”, held in the Russian capital.

During the meeting, a work plan for 2018 was defined, which includes actions such as the access to the Russian patent base and the PatSearch search tool; the introduction to ROSPATENT of BPTO’s computer program registration system; the ROSPATENT delegation visit to the BPTO for exchange of information on patent examination; the realization of bilateral meetings to exchange experiences and discussions on specific IP issues; and the participation of BPTO in ROSPATENT’s event.

The two offices also discussed topics related to internal management, second instance administrative jurisprudence and quality evaluation in the examination activities of the two offices, as well as topics related to the international IP system.

It is important to note that the cooperation in IP between Brazil and Russia was formalized through a memorandum of understanding signed on November 23, 2017, at the BPTO headquarters, during a visit of ROSPATENT’s general director.

*Translated and adapted from the BPTO’s official webpage. The original publication can be found here