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October 4, 2018

The controversy regarding amendments to patent applications in Brazil

The rules on the filing of amendments to patent applications until a Patent Office completes the examination are clear throughout the world. The controversy regarding amendments to patent applications in Brazil

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August 29, 2018

Brazilian Patent Office establishes PPH pilot project with Denmark

In its continued effort to decrease the patent examination backlog, the Brazilian Patent Office has signed its seventh PPH agreement, this time Brazilian Patent Office establishes PPH pilot project with Denmark

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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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July 16, 2018

Brazil: National Congress approves bill of General Law on Data Protection

Developed over the course of eight years, Brazil's first General Law on Data Protection (LGPD – Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Brazil: National Congress approves bill of General Law on Data Protection

  • Pedro Vilhena
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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

  • Pedro Vilhena
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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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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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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 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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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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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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