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 All WIPO events

Advanced Program of the Successful Technology Licensing (STL) Course

December 7 to 11, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro

WIPO Academy Training Program for Patent Examiners from Latin America Region

October 19 to 23, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro

Seminar on Franchising Contracts and Dispute Resolution

September 3, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro

Other IP events All other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in Brazil:

  • Regional Intermediate Workshop on Patent examination and administration for Latin American Countries (Rio de Janeiro, November 28 to December 4, 2015)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, AIPPI World Congress (Rio de Janeiro, October 11 to 14, 2015)
  • XVII Meeting of REPICT - Network on IP, Cooperation, Negotiation & Commercialization of Technology (Rio de Janeiro, October 1, 2015)

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 over 45 million patent documents - including international patent applications submitted under the PCT and Brazil's national patent collection - in Portuguese, 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 Academy's Professional Development Program offers training opportunities for government officials from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The next course in Brazil (WIPO Training Course on Patent Examination for Latin American Countries) will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 19-23 October, 2015.


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.