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Doing Business in Brazil: Political and economic landscape

BRPTO confirms partnership to facilitate patent application and grant

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.

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BRPTO takes on the pro tempore presidency of IP BRICS

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.

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INPIがIP BRICSの議長国に就任

4月14日~16日にかけて南アフリカのケープタウンで開かれた「第11回BRICS 知的財産権長官会合」で、ブラジル特許庁(INPI)が「IP BRICS」の臨時議長国を務めることが決定した。INPIは今後一年にわたり、BRICS加盟国の活動の調整に責任を負う。

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ブラジル・イスラエルの二国間関係の復活

ボルソナーロ氏の大統領就任式にイスラエルのベンヤミン・ネタニヤフ首相が出席したことは、両国の関係緊密化を象徴するものである。就任式には世界46ヶ国の代表者が出席したが、ネタニヤフ氏の出席には特に大きな意味があったといえるだろう。

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Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

The first visit of a Prime Minister from Israel to Brazil for Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony symbolized closer ties between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence is even more noteworthy as only 46 foreign delegations attended the event

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ブラジル特許庁新長官がビジョンを発表

3月27日、ブラジル知的財産協会(ABPI)が、ブラジル特許庁(INPI)のクラウジオ・ヴィラール・フルタード新長官を招いた会合を開き、フルタード氏は今後のINPIのビジョン、運営体制に関してプレゼンテーションを行った。

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BRPTO's President presents his vision for the Institution

On March 27, the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) organized a meeting with Claudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new president.

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Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

Jair Bolsonaro, who travelled last week to the United States (US) on his first bilateral visit, demonstrated he is prioritizing the construction of a solid partnership with Donald Trump’s administration. [Link] Trump declared that “the US and Brazil have never been this close”, and rewarded Brazil through concessions for its approximation to the US. [Link]

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Sergio Moro's Anti-Crime Package

A central talking point of Jair Bolsonaro’s campaign was to market himself as the only one who could free Brazil from the ills of corruption.

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Bolsonaro appoints new minister to lead the General Secretariat

General Floriano Peixoto has been appointed as Minister of the Presidency’s General Secretariat, after President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed Gustavo Bebianno on February 18th, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of the Social Liberal Party’s (PSL) congressional candidates.

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