IP Regulations and Environmental Agreements: An Overview of the Brazilian Green Patents Service

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The Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property launched a fast-track procedure for Green Technology named ‘Green Patents’ in 2012. Since then, seven Resolutions have been published to regulate the procedure until it became a permanent service. This paper provides, as a source, a brief
description of those regulations, analysing them in order to expose the global progress of the examination procedure for
environmentally sound technologies in Brazil, delivered by INPI. This fast-track policy correlated Industrial Property, Trade and Environment agreements, and treaties from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nation Environment
Programme (UNEP), to promote the examination progress and the diffusion of Environmentally Sound Technologies. The Brazilian Green Patents Service (Patentes Verdes), is not only an accelerated examination patent procedure, but is also a
tool to promote Environmentally Sound Technologies in Brazil. In this way, from 2012 to 2019, this service granted more than 200 patents exclusively classified as a green technology, able to contribute to mitigate the climate change (or climate emergency) issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Papers from the 2019 WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property Law
EditorsOrganisation mondiale du commerce , Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle
Place of PublicationGeneva
PublisherWorld Trade Organization (WTO)
ISBN (Print)978-92-870-5122-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Publication series

SeriesWIPO-WTO Colloquium Papers


  • procedures
  • environmentally sounds technologies
  • Climate Change
  • EST
  • intellectual property


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