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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

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BR

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Portuguese
Translation Extension: Yes**
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *Assignments are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Brazilian application.

    **Title, abstract and claims must be translated by the national stage deadline. To avoid urgency surcharges, national stage entry in Brazil should ideally be instructed at least a clear week before the deadline.

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

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BR

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: Sometimes*
Language: Portuguese
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *Assignment documents are only required if the applicant of the priority application is different to the applicant of the Brazilian application.

  • A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 180 days from the application filing date (with details needed at filing), no translation necessary.