The registration process takes at least 18 months
The registration process has an international phase and a national phase.
formal examination is done by the entity that receives the application, and
issues the respective notifications, when necessary. The replies to the
notifications are also submitted to this entity, which will be responsible for sending
them, along with the request, to WIPO and the EPO, in the case of applications
that are submitted to INPI.
request is published after 18 months after the earliest priority date, in
conjunction with the search report.
30 months after the earliest priority date, the applicant shall enter the application
at national or regional stages. To do this, it must present a translation, in
the official language of that country, requesting the examination of the patent
In the case of national phases, the application
shall be examined and shall be granted if it complies with the formal and
patentability requirements of the national legislation of the country where the
invention is to be protected, that is, it shall have the same treatment as a national
application. In the case of regional phases, the request will be studied by the
competent authority and, if granted, it should be validated in the designated