Background: Copaiba oil-resin has been widely used and is especially found in
neotropical regions, for which several pharmacological activities have been documented over the
years. Prospective studies in intellectual property banks are important to increase competitiveness
and thus generate new products in various research areas.
Objective: A prospective study was carried out on patents of products containing copaiba oil-resin
for dental use in intellectual property banks.
Methods: The research was conducted with patent searches in six intellectual property banks of
the world. Relevant information about the invention in the patent document was collected, processed
Results: The search found 9 patents using copaiba resin oil-resin in dental products. The National
Institute of Industrial Property (INPI-Brazil) had the highest number of deposits (5), followed by
Espacenet (2) and Free Patents (2). C. Langsdorffii was highlighted as the most widely used species
in the products and deposits of vehicles in formulations (3). All the patents in the search are
A61K code for medical, dental or hygienic purposes.
Conclusion: Most of the found patents are related to the area of Microbiology, specifically with
application in Cariology. Brazil is represented by the INPI and presented the highest number of
patent applications when compared to other intellectual property banks.