PROSPECT TECHNOLOGY: SEALING ACCESSORIES FOR WINE BOTTLES
The production, distribution and marketing of wines and grape products in Brazil is regulated by Law 7678/88, as amended by Law 10970/04, to suit the Wine Regulation of Mercosur. The caps and stoppers are indispensable accessories for wine storage. The prospecting, namely, the pursuit of patents corks and bottle caps, was conducted through a survey of patent information on the basis of the European Patent Office (European Patent Office - Espacenet) and the database of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil. The largest producer of cork to manufacture cork is Portugal, not owned patents filed. Nor do have patents deposits Latin American countries that produce wine. The deposits have been made since the year 1902, but between 1995 and 1998 is that it was found the largest number of patents. The problem caused by the use of corks or caps is relevant, but in relation to the volume of patents filed, we can see that very little has been recorded in the patent certification basis, requiring the implementation of technological innovations, because the wine market It is expanding and the replacement of cork, is a necessity.
PaperID: p 2885-2893
Author's Name: Fátima Regina Zan, Daiane Costa Guimaraes, Jonas Pedro Fabris, Ana Eleonora Paixão and Suzana Leitão Russo
Volume: Volume 6
Issues: Volume 6
Keywords: Prospecting Technology; caps and stoppers; patents.