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The Brazilian Patent Office (BPO) has officially released the rules that will govern the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement entered with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) last month. The program will come into force on April 1, 2017 and shall last for two years.
April 12, 2017 was an unusual day for the Brazilian Intellectual Property System. The Brazilian Patent Office (BPO) announced 3 good news for IP owners.
Further to our newsletter 12/16, please be informed that the Brazilian Patent Office issued on 1.March 2017 the Resolution No. 179 revoking Resolution 174, which was addressed in said previous newsletter.
After the ratifications of 2/3 of WTO (World Trade Organization) members, article 31 bis was formally brought into the text of TRIPs Agreement. Such provision aims at allowing compulsory licenses for export in order to meet the needs of countries with insufficient or no capacity of manufacturing dr...

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