January 5, 2021
On December 29, 2020, the BRPTO issued Ordinance #405, establishing new rules for the submission of Sequence Listing for patent applications pending in Brazil.
According to Ordinance #405/2020, during 2021, Sequence Listing can be submitted before the BRPTO either following the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ST.25 Standard (.TXT format) or, alternatively, the ST.26 Standard (.XML format). However, as of January 1, 2022, the Sequence Listing must be submitted following the ST.26 Standard (.XML format).
The Sequence Listing following the ST.26 Standard may be created, edited and verified by means of the WIPO Sequence tool, available here.
The most important aspects to be considered when drafting a Sequence Listing, maintained in Ordinance #405/2020, are summarized below:
The new rules are available at the BRPTO’s website and can be downloaded here (originalversion in Portuguese).
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