WIPO Brazil Office

The WIPO Brazil Office (WBO) was opened in 2009 to support the implementation of intellectual property (IP) projects and activities in Brazil. We work with Brazilian institutions, as well as with institutions from other developing countries, to create lasting value from IP assets.

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WIPO events in Brazil

Other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Brazil:

  • V Latin America Regional Meeting of the Licensing Executives Society - LES Brazil (March 16 and 17, 2017 – Rio de Janeiro)
  • XVII International Congress on Intellectual Property - Intellectual Property Paulist Association (March 29 to 31, 2017 – São Paulo)
  • The Licensing Executives Society (LES) International Annual Conference (April 23 to 25, 2017 – Paris)
  • Dialogue with the USPTO: Perspectives on the Patent Prosecution Highway – American Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro (February 7, 2018 – Rio de Janeiro)

WIPO services and products in Brazil

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Since July 2013, the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offer a joint dispute resolution procedure to facilitate the mediation of intellectual property disputes pending before INPI.

PCT system for patents

Brazil joined the PCT in 1978. In 2014 PCT filings experienced double digit growth and were the highest in the latin American Region.


Users can conduct searches in this free collection of patent documents - including international patent applications submitted under the PCT and Brazil's national patent collection - in English and nine other languages.

Brazil and WIPO initiatives

South-South cooperation

In 2012 the Brazilian government committed over 1 million USD for a Funds-in-Trust (FIT) exclusively dedicated to South-South cooperation. We administer this FIT which is aimed at increasing the capacity of developing countries to use intellectual property tools for their economic and social development. Our activities under this FIT include the training of patent examiners.

WIPO Academy

The WIPO Academy offers a series of training initiatives for Brazilian users of the IP system:


Together with our Brazilian partners, we help connect seekers of new environmental solutions with Brazilian providers of cutting-edge green technology and services via this online marketplace.