(1) Name, nationality and address of the applicant.
(2) Title, description, claims and abstract of the invention in official language (preferably not exceeding 150 Portuguese words or 400 Chinese characters).
(3) Name and country or territory of residence of the inventor.
(4) Declaration justifying entitlement to the patent in case the applicant is not the inventor or the only inventor.
(5) Declaration by which the inventor opposes the disclosure of his identity, where applicable.
(6) Priority data and documents, if applicable (if not in English, accompanied by certified Portuguese translation; documents should be submitted within 3 months after application date).
(7) Power of Attorney (notarized; may be submitted later).
Oppositions can be submitted between the publication of the disclosure notice in the Official Bulletin and the grant of the patent. Objections shall be transmitted to the applicant who may respond within 4 months counted from notification of the opposition.
The patent duration begins on the date of application and runs for a period of 20 years, subject to the payment of annuities. This period is extendable through supplementary protection certificates for certain pharmaceutical and phyto pharmaceutical patents.