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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.

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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