TYPES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED FOR BY BRAZILIAN LAW AND PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS
PATENT – It is a privilege granted by the State that gives the inventor the right to prevent a third party from manufacturing, using, offering for sale or importing a patented product or process or a product obtained directly from a patented process.
In Brazil, industrial property rights are protected through:
Invention Patent (PI) – Protects a new solution to a technical problem. It can refer to products or processes. Creations that can only be protected by an invention patent: a) chemical compositions; b) industrial processes and methods; c) genetic modifications of transgenic organisms; d) food mixtures. Valid for 20 years from the deposit.
Utility model patent (MU) – protects improvements in pre-existing objects, resulting from a new form or arrangement of elements, capable of improving their use or facilitating their production process. Valid for 15 years from the deposit.