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By Priscila Mayumi Kashiwabara

July 5, 2021

Personalised medicine in Brazil: IP and regulatory challenges

Our partners Anderson Ribeiro, Aline Ferreira and Priscila Kashiwabara authored the chapter "Personalised medicine in Brazil: IP and regulatory challenges". This article first Personalised medicine in Brazil: IP and regulatory challenges

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March 30, 2021

Brazilian PTO extends the Patent Backlog Fighting Project

Continuing with the goal of reducing the number of patent applications pending decision, the Brazilian PTO (“BPTO”) published the Ordinance/INPI/PR N° 21, Brazilian PTO extends the Patent Backlog Fighting Project

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December 3, 2020

UN removes Cannabis from List of Narcotic Substances

On December 2, 2020, through its Commission on Narcotics, the United Nations approved a recommendation issued by WHO – World Health Organization UN removes Cannabis from List of Narcotic Substances

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December 2, 2020

Revised Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications in the Biotechnology field in force

The Revised Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications in the Biotechnology Field (Normative Instruction INPI/PR n° 118/2020) finally entered into force Revised Guidelines for the Examination of Patent Applications in the Biotechnology field in force

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November 26, 2020

ANVISA published manuals related to prior consent of patent applications

The Brazilian FDA (ANVISA) published on November 19, 2020, four manuals regarding the analysis of prior consent of patent applications related to ANVISA published manuals related to prior consent of patent applications

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May 29, 2020

Biologics and biosimilars in Brazil – the strategic questions

Our partners Anderson Ribeiro, Aline Ferreira and Priscila Kashiwabara and patent specialist Marisa Momoli authored the chapter "Biologics and biosimilars in Brazil Biologics and biosimilars in Brazil – the strategic questions

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July 10, 2019

BPTO publishes resolutions that will initiate the “Patent Backlog-fighting Project”

As part of the “Patent Backlog-fighting Project”, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Resolutions INPI Nos. 240/19 and 241/19 on BPTO publishes resolutions that will initiate the “Patent Backlog-fighting Project”

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August 14, 2018

INPI establishes pilot project of PPH INPI-UKIPO

As an alternative to accelerate the examination of patent applications in several areas, the Brazilian Patent Office (INPI) has published Resolution INPI/PR INPI establishes pilot project of PPH INPI-UKIPO

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May 30, 2016

Access to genetic resources

Published on May 11, 2016, the Decree # 8,772/16 regulates Law #13,123/2015, which provides rules for the access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge and benefit sharing for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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July 31, 2015

Newsletter 2015.09 – The long-waited regulatory landmark on Biodiversity has been recently enacted by the Brazilian Government

The Convention on Biological Diversity, signed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, back in 1992, set out that the genetic resources should no longer be considered as a heritage of the Humanity, but rather that each country should have sovereign to its own resources.

 

Brazil has signed the Convention in 1992, such International Treaty having been ratified in Brazil by means of Decree No. 2,519 of March 16, 1998. Nevertheless, it was only in 2000 that a legislation regulating the access to Brazilian genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge was enacted.

 

In compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), more specifically, in its articles 1, 8, letter “j”, 10 letter “c”, 15 and 16 items 3 and 4, previous Provisional Ruling 2,186-16/01 was enacted to regulate the access to and use of genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge (TK) in the Brazilian territory, fair and equitable benefit sharing and access and transfer of technology for the conservation and use of biological diversity. 

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December 1, 2013

Intellectual Property Aspects related to Access to Genetic Resources in Brazil

The Convention on Biological Diversity, signed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, back in 1992, established that genetic resources should no longer be considered as a heritage of the Humanity, but rather that each country should have sovereignty over its own resources.

Brazil has signed the Convention in 1992, such International Treaty having been ratified in Brazil by means of Decree No. 2,519 of March 16, 1998. However, it was only in 2000 that a legislation regulating the access to Brazilian genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge was enacted.

Particularly, in compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), more specifically, its articles 1, 8, letter “j”, 10 letter “c”, 15 and 16 items 3 and 4, Provisional Ruling 2,186-16/01, still in full force, was enacted to regulate the access to, and use of, genetic heritage and associated traditional knowledge (TK) in the Brazilian territory, the fair and

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