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The National Council of Justice and the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property have signed a technical cooperation agreement, which will provide IP training for magistrates and foster direct communication between the two institutions – a clear signal that Brazil is making strides to improve its IP landscape.
14 July 2021
A new system designed to encourage entrepreneurship and investment in start-ups in Brazil has introduced a simplified regime for registering trademark applications and granting patent applications before the Brazilian National Institute for Industrial Property.
30 June 2021
As AI technology becomes more widely available, the number of AI-related patents is also on the rise. But how is Brazil, a country with a huge patent examination backlog, keeping up with global developments in AI patent rules?
16 June 2021
The Brazilian Institute of Industrial Property has been implementing significant institutional and operational changes for the past two years in order to improve its standing among the leading IP institutes in the world.
02 June 2021
A ruling from the Supreme Court has introduced some changes to Brazilian patent term protection. Applicants need to review their Brazilian patent portfolio to ascertain the ones affected by the ruling and to check pending applications where an existing fast-track routes might apply.
26 May 2021
Life sciences IP owners feel the full force of a landmark Supreme Court judgment
13 May 2021
Up to 30,000 individual grants are at risk as the country’s highest court decides whether to retroactively apply a landmark ruling it handed down last week
11 May 2021
Vaccine owners may be forced to hand over trade secrets or have their patents cancelled under legislation endorsed by the upper house of the country’s Congress
04 May 2021
A constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court that seeks to expunge over 35% of active Brazilian grants, as well as more than 10,000 pending applications, is scheduled to be heard in April
22 March 2021
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