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Brazil’s recent overhaul of its procedures for handling patents is well underway. So far it is yielding positive results, especially with regard to pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents.
22 September 2021
09 September 2021
As the Brazilian Ministry of Economy looks to boost the country’s market by introducing new legal measures, pharmaceutical patent holders and future applicants will no longer be required to go through two regulatory bodies. This should make obtaining patent approval in Brazil a much smoother process.
08 September 2021
The president’s rejection of forced know-how licensing will now be reviewed by the country’s Congress, but a new patent suspension regime is set to come into force
03 September 2021
Life sciences innovators may be compelled to hand over trade secrets, data and biological materials under legislation that now only requires President Bolsonaro’s signature to become law
19 August 2021
The Long Read: Since the country's Supreme Court curtailed thousands of rights in May, those who hold them have been scrambling for ways to maintain their income streams. Ricardo Nunes explores the best options for those affected by the changes
11 August 2021
The House of Representatives has approved draft bill 12/2021, with some amendments. The bill creates a two-step compulsory licensing process and amends the provisions of the Brazilian Patent Statue (9.279/1996) on compulsory licensing of patents in cases of national emergency or public interest.
11 August 2021
The Argentine superstar is also IP-savvy, with a trademark portfolio far bigger than any of his rivals for the crown of the world's best footballer
10 August 2021
Provisional Measure No 1040/2021 has great potential to improve the business environment in Brazil. In particular, it will have a positive impact on patents and trade names.
04 August 2021
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
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