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By Gabriel Francisco Leonardos

Advertising and Marketing – Getting the Deal Through (Brazil Chapter)

1 What are the principal statutes regulating advertising generally?

The legal basis for the provision of advertisement regulation is set forth by the 1988 Brazilian Constitution, which determines that the law will provide for special rules on the advertising of products and services that may offer health and environmental risks, such as tobacco, alcohol and medicines (section 220, paragraph 3, II, and paragraph 4).

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September 3, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered the issuance of new compulsory license rules for patents in Brazil

On Sept. 2nd, 2021, Law No 14,200 was enacted to amend the Brazilian Patent & Trademark Act (BPTA) in order to change The Covid-19 pandemic triggered the issuance of new compulsory license rules for patents in Brazil

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August 27, 2021

The Brazilian FDA will no longer examine pharmaceutical patent applications

Law No. 14,195, of August 26, 2021, improves the business environment in Brazil   The participation of the Brazilian agency called ANVISA The Brazilian FDA will no longer examine pharmaceutical patent applications

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June 24, 2021

Text of the Business Environment Bill is approved by the Chamber of Representatives, and it ends the prior approval for pharmaceutical patents, in addition to bringing relevant changes to trade names

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