As a further and most recent example of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office's effort to modernize and accelerate trademark procedures, it is now possible to obtain electronic copies of oppositions, administrative nullity petitions and cancellation proceedings.

Once a notice has been published in the Official Bulletin stating that any one of the above petitions has been filed, and provided that the petition has been filed electronically, it will be possible to take advantage of the new system. This will considerably simplify administrative proceedings and speed up the prosecution of trademark cases.

For further information on this topic please contact Denis Allan Daniel at Daniel Advogados by telephone (+55 21 2524 4212) or by fax (+55 21 2524 3344) or by email ([email protected]).