South American countries launch patent cooperation pilot


The Brazilian IP Office has announced that nine South American countries will take part in a pilot project aimed at improving the speed and quality of decisions on patents through international cooperation

The project, which will begin later this year, is being organised by the national IP offices of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay.

It is part of the regional cooperation on patents, known as Prosur.

Representatives from each of the institutes agreed on the plan at a meeting held in...


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