American authorities intensified the pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to force him to edit a decree in order to restrict Huawei and other Chinese telecommunication companies from providing equipment for 5G in Brazil.
Last week, our Licks Attorneys Government Affairs & International Relations team presented the webinar – Simplifying the Strategic Planning & Results Measurement in Government Affairs.
Ms. Viviane Kunisawa, partner, Ms. Caroline de Sá, Government Affairs & International Relations Manager, and Ms. Prof. Andréa Gozetto, Coordinator of the MBA in Government Affairs at FGV, discussed subjects such as the importance of strategic planning in the area of Government Affairs and Institutional Relations (RIG), the several peculiarities related to such planning, as well as the steps for its development.
Moreover, they also talked about the complexity regarding the construction of measurement indicators for the area. This was the first subject of our webinars series, which will tackle issues related to the Government Affairs & International Relations area.
On October 23rd, Brazil, Russia,
India, China, and South Africa, the BRICS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health regulation during the 5th Meeting of BRICS Health Regulatory Authorities. The meeting took place at the Pan-American Health Organization’s headquarters in Brasilia, Brazil.
During a seminar hosted by the Brazilian Association of the Pharmaceutical Research Industry (INTERFARMA) last week in Brasilia, the Minister of Health, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, said the country should never compulsory license drug patents, since this practice harms both the inventiveness and the investments made in R&D by private companies. This sets a new tone on the government’s position towards intellectual property for pharmaceutical products.
This Friday, June 28th, Mercosul and the European Union finalized the negotiations between the two regional blocs.
On June 12th, a debate about the “Importance of governmental politics on industrial property to fight against the negative impacts of agrobusiness”, requested by Senator Lasier Martins (Podemos/RS), was organized in the Senate by the Commission of Agriculture and Agrarian reform (CRA).
Bill #2334/19 authorizes the signature of covenants or partnerships between the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and public or private entities. The text seeks to alter the Brazilian IP Statute(9.279/96), which also refers to the authority’s competences.
The Senate Plenary approved on May 30th the international agreement on Brazil’s greater involvement in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Brazilian Senate’s floor approved on May 30, 2019 the text of the General Law of Regulatory Agencies (Bill S. 52 of 2013 or PLS 52/2013), which establishes a variety of measures that aim to guarantee the transparency and autonomy of these institutions, as well as to avoid the interference of private sector interests on regulatory requirements. The bill also deals with the interaction between regulatory agencies and competition agencies, as well as the operational interaction between regulatory agencies and federal, state, and municipal regulatory bodies.
During the 11th BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) meeting held in Cape Town – South Africa on April 14-16, the pro tempore presidency of the IP BRICS was transferred to the BRPTO, which will be responsible for the coordination of the block’s activities for a year.