General Information and Documents Required for Filing a Patent Application in Brazil.

For the purpose of filing a patent, utility model or a design application in Brazil, the following information and documents are required:

  1. Indication of full name, nationality, and complete address, domicile or residence, of the applicant.
  2. Indication of full name, nationality, profession and complete address, domicile or residence, of the inventor(s).
  3. A simple copy of the specification, claims and abstract in any language and drawings, if any. The abstract is not required for design applications.
  4. If convention priority is to be claimed, the number, date and country of the parent application shall be stated in the application. A certified (not legalized) copy of the basic foreign application, accompanied by a verified translation into Portuguese must be filed within 180 days from the date of filing in Brazil.
  5. A power of attorney (fazer link para download do power of attorney) executed by the applicant. This document does not need to be notarized or legalized. If applicant is a legal entity, the name and position of the representative authorized to act on behalf of the company shall be clearly indicated. The power of attorney can be lodged up to 60 (sixty) days after the filing of the application. This term is not extendible.
  6. If an assignee applies, irrespective of whether the applicant claims priority under the Paris or the Pan-American Convention, an assignment document or authorization of the inventor(s) (fazer link para download da autorização do inventor) is necessary. This document does not need to be notarized or legalized and can be filed at any time before requesting examination, although it should preferably be filed with the application or within 60 days of filing.

The above documents should be in our hands as soon as possible, preferably three to four weeks before the end of the 12 (twelve) months time limit for claiming convention priority.