For several years, applicants have been facing backlogs in Latin America and have been searching for alternatives on how to expedite examination. 

In addition, while considering the Latin American 

area, most of the companies have doubts on prosecution best practices, considering the non-homogeinity of procedures in the several Latin American countries.


Main aspects on expediting examination in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina;
Tips to 

have a smoother prosecution;
How to avoid unnecessary Official Actions. 


Directed to companies already established and companies which plan to do business in Latin America as well as Intellectual Property professionals (such as patents attorneys).  


Luisa Rezende Castro

Global Account Manager | Clarke, Modet & Cº Brazil

Graduated in Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (cum laude), being an expert in Industrial Pharmacy, Professional Master’s degree in IP and Innovation at the BRPTO. Currently a PhD candidate at BRPTO for IP and Innovation, in which her main areas of research are pharma field and IP in emergent economies.

Luisa has experience in patent search, drafting and prosecution in Brazil and in foreign countries, especially in Latin America, including the communication of administrative decisions during the prosecution of patent applications and the preparation of replies and appeals. She also has experience in conducting prior art and infringement searches and preparing technical support in patents lawsuits, nullities and in third parties observations during the prosecution. Her main work experience is in the pharma area, with emphasis in medicinal chemistry (organic synthesis and pharmacology) and in biochemistry (glycobiology) and her areas of expertise are chemistry, pharma and biotech. Active in IP since 2008.