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April 8, 2021

Judgment Day: the term of Patents in Brazil

Summary: in a judgment initiated on April 7, 2021, the Brazilian Supreme Court decided to immediately suspend the validity of all patents Judgment Day: the term of Patents in Brazil

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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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March 29, 2021

Patent Litigation in Brazil 2021: Global Practice Guide by Chambers & Partners

The Global Practice Guide, published by Chambers & Partners, provides guidance on intellectual property rights, initiating lawsuits, infringement, revocation/cancellation, trial and settlement, Patent Litigation in Brazil 2021: Global Practice Guide by Chambers & Partners

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March 29, 2021

Data Protection & Privacy in Brazil 2021: Global Practice Guide by Chambers & Partners

The Global Practice Guide, published by Chambers & Partners, includes outlines of national regimes, fundamental laws, sectoral or special issues, workplace privacy, Data Protection & Privacy in Brazil 2021: Global Practice Guide by Chambers & Partners

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March 15, 2021

ANPD publishes its internal procedure rules

Published in the Official Gazette on March 9th, 2021, Ordinance No. 01 stipulates the Brazilian National Data Protection Authority’s (ANPD) internal procedure ANPD publishes its internal procedure rules

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January 7, 2021

BPTO publishes Manual on Geographical Indications

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published on Tuesday, January 5th 2021, the first edition of the Manual of Geographical Indications. BPTO publishes Manual on Geographical Indications

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December 30, 2020

BPTO publishes phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published, by means of Ordinance n° 404, dated December 21, 2020, phase II of the BPTO publishes phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program

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December 30, 2020

New Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications for Computer-Implemented Inventions

Four years after the publication of the first Examination Guidelines for computer-implemented inventions, the Brazilian Patent Office published a new revised version New Guidelines for Examination of Patent Applications for Computer-Implemented Inventions

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December 8, 2020

Brazilian Data Protection Office’s website is on

Although it was created in July 2019, the Brazilian Data Protection Office (ANPD) has started to show its operationalization. Two months after Brazilian Data Protection Office’s website is on

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December 4, 2020

New partners for Litigation and Patents

Kasznar Leonardos is pleased to announce the promotion of three new partners, effective January 2021. Ísis Valaziane and Luciana Minada will become New partners for Litigation and Patents

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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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