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The National Institute of Industrial Property has launched a long-awaited public consultation on a proposal for new examination guidelines for patent applications in the biotechnology sector, which aims to promote innovation.
20 February 2019
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the Japan Patent Office formalised the renewal of the Patent Prosecution Highway pilot project, which continues the provision of fast-track patent examination procedures and the sharing of information from examinations conducted by both offices.
13 February 2019
Inaugural IPBC Latin America throws spotlight on untapped potential of region’s largest economy although Volkswagen’s long wait for grants underline challenges that rights owner face in country
30 November 2018
Supreme Court has taken nearly a decade to rule on a constitutional challenge to a controversial law allowing pharma companies to bypass the regular patenting process
24 September 2018
New report claims status of US, EU and UK as leading innovators under threat as they struggle to maximise return on R&D investment.
20 July 2018
New addition to IPBC family to throw spotlight on IP strategy and value creation in the region.
20 June 2018
The medical use of cannabidiol – one of several cannabinoids found in plants belonging to the cannabis genus – has increased significantly over the past two decades.
25 May 2018
From expedited examination to voluntary modifications, the key factors that IP owners should consider when filing in Latin America's largest market.
24 January 2018
Recent case law suggests that the National Health Surveillance Agency and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office are finally harmonising to clear the growing backlog of unexamined pharma-related patent applications in Brazil.
17 January 2018
The government is expected to launch an emergency measure to eliminate the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office’s patent backlog by automatically granting 231,000 pending non-pharmaceutical applications.
10 January 2018
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