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January 22, 2018

Internet infringers: You can run, but you can’t ride

It is not new that owners of intellectual property rights have been waging long and relentless battles against those who insist on Internet infringers: You can run, but you can’t ride

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January 12, 2018

Use of registered marks in search advertising

The growth of internet services has enhanced the importance of search advertising. The service, rendered by internet search engine operators, allows a Use of registered marks in search advertising

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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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January 4, 2018

Trademark Litigation 2018: Litigation procedures and strategies in Brazil

Legislative framework and causes of action   The Brazilian Constitution guarantees patent, trademark and copyrights as a means to secure the social Trademark Litigation 2018: Litigation procedures and strategies in Brazil

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December 26, 2017

Accelerated and Simplified Granting of Brazilian Patents

Currently there are 28,000 patent applications being filed per year with the BPTO, thus the inventory of applications awaiting examination is larger Accelerated and Simplified Granting of Brazilian Patents

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November 9, 2017

Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against rule that guarantees a minimum term for patent protection

In a decision made available on the 7th of November, Judge of the Supreme Court Luiz Fux dismissed a lawsuit by which Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against rule that guarantees a minimum term for patent protection

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November 1, 2017

Trade mark Litigation in Brazil: Overview

This Q&A gives a high level overview of trade mark disputes, including how trade mark infringement is assessed; unregistered trade marks; invalidation proceedings; Trade mark Litigation in Brazil: Overview

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October 25, 2017

New procedures regarding Software Registration in Brazil

As it is known, software protection follows the Copyright System, and a registration which is optional and of a declaratory nature can New procedures regarding Software Registration in Brazil

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October 23, 2017

When art is usable or wearable: works of applied art in the light of the Brazilian framework

Our partner Gabriel Leonardos and our lawyer Paulo Bianco published an article “When art is usable or wearable: works of applied art When art is usable or wearable: works of applied art in the light of the Brazilian framework

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October 16, 2017

Access and benefit sharing: Ministry of Environment will start to regularize ABS operations on November 6th

The Ministry of Environment published the Ordinance # 01/2017 on the Official Gazette of October 13, which establishes November 6th as the date when SISGEN (a database that will allow parties to register their ABS activities) will start to operate. Moreover, the same ordinance established November 6th as the beginning of the deadline provided by Brazilian Biodiversity Act (Law # 13.123/2015) for parties to regularize their ABS activities.

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October 16, 2017

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) launches a PPH Pilot Program with the European Patent Office (EPO)

Following the same strategy that has been adopted to deal with the current huge backlog of patent applications still awaiting examination, the BPTO launches one more alternative to accelerate examination of applications in areas considered strategic.

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September 26, 2017

NIC.br Implements New Liberation Process for Domains “.BR”

The NIC.br (Center of Information and Coordination of .BR), the Sentity responsible for implementing projects and decisions of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) by means of registering and maintaining domain names with the country code “.br”, has recently approved resolution CGI.br/RES/2017/031, which implements changes in the liberation process of domain names.

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