Presenting the First Edition of the New ChatBot for Making Questions about Trademarks, Patents, and More from the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO)

It is with great delight that I introduce the innovative ChatBot developed with artificial intelligence to answer queries concerning the official manuals provided by the National Institute of Industrial Property (BRPTO) on trademarks, patents, industrial designs, and more.

These manuals, presented in Brazilian Portuguese PDF format, are readily accessible in the respective sections of the INPI website. What’s unique about this initiative is the inclusivity that transcends language barriers. In the app, you can ask questions in any language, and the ChatBot will comprehend and respond in the language used in the query.

A vital feature of this AI-powered ChatBot is its ability to provide the exact source of the information extracted. Each time the ChatBot responds to a query, it will present the hyperlink to the PDF from where the information was derived. This enhances transparency and allows users to delve into more details if they wish.

Moreover, within the left-side options in the app, you can access the complete manuals utilized to create the AI model. This provides direct access to the information and serves as a testament to the quality and reliability of the data used.

How do you get to the BRPTO’s Chatbot app?

To try out the app, click here to reach out to me. Please include “BRPTO Chatbot” in your message.

Here are a few examples of the questions you can ask:

  1. What is a patent?
  2. What is a trademark?
  3. What are the fees I need to pay to file a patent?
  4. What is a contract?
  5. What is copyright?
  6. What are the rules of geographical indications?
  7. How was the intellectual protection of circuit topology established?
  8. What are the filing procedures for an industrial design?

What are the limitations?

  • If the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) makes any updates to a manual, it will be necessary to reprocess the Artificial Intelligence model and roll out a new update for the app.
  • The chatbot is only limited to answering questions related to the manuals specified on the left side of the app.
  • Any questions outside the context of these manuals will not be answered.
  • As we are using a free version of the vector database (Pinecone), there might be some confusion in the responses.

How the app was created?

The app was created based on the guidelines provided in my previous post that I copy below.


The AI ChatBot is an innovative solution that aims to democratize access to information and make it more convenient for the public to learn and understand essential aspects of industrial property rights. So feel free to explore, ask, and learn!

That’s it for today!

Author: Lawrence Teixeira

Lawrence is a senior technology delivery lead with over 17 years of experience as a CTO and CIO in intellectual property companies. He has experience in both Agile and Waterfall development methodologies. He has a solid technical background in IT and excellent management skills with over 25 years in the area, delivering advanced systems projects and data analytics. Lawrence has hands-on experience building and deploying intellectual property systems, business intelligence, data warehousing, and building bots for RPA and data collection. He also knows PMP, Agile, Scrum, DevOps, ITIL, CMMI, and ISO/IEC 27001.

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