As per a publication in the Federal Official Gazette of Brazil dated 10 November 2011 and 11 November 2011, the Brazilian Trademark and Patent Office (BTPO) announced an adjustment increasing the official fees. This is expected to be effective from 1 January 2012.
The increase is at an average of 18%, notably for the services related to patent and trademark applications, while our fees remain the same.
Shortly, the President of the BPTO shall disclose a resolution encompassing discounted official fees (up to 60%) for natural persons, small companies, individual entrepreneurs, small businesses and cooperatives, as defined by the law, teaching and research institutions, as well as non-profit organizations.
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