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By João Luis D’Orey Facco Vianna

October 25, 2019

BPTO publishes new rules to request participation on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Resolution 225/19 which institutes rulings on the pilot project for the Patent Prosecution Highway BPTO publishes new rules to request participation on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) programs

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August 12, 2019

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil: 2019

A Q&A guide to pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil: 2019

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February 18, 2019

INPI establishes phase II of pilot-projet PPH with Japan (JPO)

The BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office) published, by means Resolution No. 235/2019, the phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) INPI establishes phase II of pilot-projet PPH with Japan (JPO)

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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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August 2, 2018

Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Brazil 2018

A Q&A guide to medicinal product regulation and product liability law in Brazil. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Brazil 2018

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August 2, 2018

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil 2018

A Q&A guide to pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil. The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil 2018

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January 5, 2018

Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications in the Field of Chemistry

Following our Notice sent on March 2017, regarding the public consultation on the Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications in the field Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications in the Field of Chemistry

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August 9, 2017

Pharmaceutical IP and competition law in Brazil – Q&A Guide

The Q&A gives a high level overview of key issues including patents, trade marks, competition law, patent licensing, generic entry, abuse of dominance and parallel imports.

 

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August 9, 2017

Published ANVISA’s new rule relative to the prior consent for the granting of a patent for pharmaceutical products and processes

On August 8 2017 ANVISA officially published the new Rule RDC Nº 168, related to the prior consent of the Agency on patent applications for pharmaceutical products and processes, regulated by Joint Ordinance ANVISA-INPI No. 1, dated April 12, 2017, aiming to a more efficient way to analyze patent applications.

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August 2, 2017

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office launch a Public Consultation on a Proposal for dealing with the Patent Applications’ backlog

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MDIC) and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) have opened for Public Consultation a Proposal for a Resolution to regulate a simplified allowance procedure for patent applications in Brazil, aiming to deal in a swift manner with the ever increasing backlog of patent applications awaiting examination, currently exceeding the figure of 230.000.

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