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September 11, 2017

Ministry of Environment publishes templates of Benefit Sharing Agreements

The Ministry of Environment published on its website the new templates of Benefit Sharing Agreements in compliance with the Biodiversity Act (Law # 13.123/2015). In light of such Act, the one who carries out activities of research and development accessing Brazilian genetic resources and traditional knowledge must share the benefits arising out of such activities if they originated a finished product or reproductive resources.

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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 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

Overview of Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Brazil

A Q&A guide to medicinal product regulation and product liability law in Brazil.

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August 3, 2017

Medical Devices – ANVISA´s Public Consultation to extend the registration term

ANVISA has published, on 08/02/2017, in the Federal Register, the the Public Consultation 371/2017 to discuss the extension, from 5 to 10 Medical Devices – ANVISA´s Public Consultation to extend the registration term

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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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August 2, 2017

Opened for Public Consultation a Proposal for a Resolution to regulate a simplified allowance procedure for patent applications in Brazil

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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July 13, 2017

3D Printing – ANVISA orders shutdown of production line of customized prostheses

ANVISA has informed in its website, on 07/04/2017, the undertake of an operation that determined the shutdown, for at least 30 days, of a manufacturing line of personalized face and skull prostheses.
According to ANVISA, the Senai Joinville (a branch of the National Industrial Apprentice Service) has been manufacturing customized prostheses without authorization of the regulatory agency.

 

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July 5, 2017

Practical Law: Data Protection Guide

The article gives a high-level overview of data protection rules and principles, including obligations on the data controller and the consent of data subjects, rights to access personal data or object to its collection, security requirements, among other data issues.  

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June 30, 2017

Getting the Deal Through: Advertising & Marketing

Advertising and Marketing seeks to provide local answers to international questions concerning advertising and marketing law. Chapters provide expert advice on the legislation and regulation of advertising and marketing, including the legislative processes arising from advertising disputes and challenges, the regulation of misleading advertising and the control, prohibition and restrictions in place on certain type of goods and services and to certain audiences, regulations affecting direct and indirect marketing and promotion, and up-to-date analysis of social media and the latest advertising trends.

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June 23, 2017

The end of turmoil

Three major developments in Brazil suggest the country is entering an exciting era for IP owners. Gabriel Francisco Leonardos and Pedro Vilhena of Kasznar Leonardos report.

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June 23, 2017

Recent Regulatory Framework for the Brazilian Pharmaceutical Sector

During the last BIO International Convention, Anderson Ribeiro, Partner at Kasznar Leonardos, spoke to bioBr Magazine about the recent regulatory framework for the Brazilian Pharmaceutical sector.

 

This article originally appeared on bioBR Magazine.

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June 15, 2017

BRAZIL: Domain Name or Trademark Registration and Earlier Rights. Which Shall Prevail?

In a decision published on March 3, 2017, the 4th Chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice provided the criteria to decide cases in which identical marks are registered by different owners as domain names and trademarks (Recurso Especial nº. 1466212).

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June 8, 2017

IAM Patent 1000 classifies Kasznar Leonardos among the leadind firms

This is the sixth edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals, a guide that identifies leading firms and patent professionals around the world. Kasznar Leonardos is once again ranked in the gold category of the guide, positioning itself among the market leaders.

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