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Court of Appeals of the State of Rio de Janeiro (TJRJ) approves creation of new Public and Private Law Chambers

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Brazilian Legislative Power maintains President Bolsonaro’s veto to anti-patent legislation establishing that patent owners must provide information for compulsory licensing work of a patent (gunpoint tech transfer)

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September 13, 2022

Court of Appeals of the State of Rio de Janeiro (TJRJ) approves creation of new Public and Private Law Chambers

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July 14, 2022

Welcome Patent Term Restoration!

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July 5, 2022

Brazilian Legislative Power maintains President Bolsonaro’s veto to anti-patent legislation establishing that patent owners must provide information for compulsory licensing work of a patent (gunpoint tech transfer)

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June 14, 2022

Executive Order transforms Brazilian Data Protection Authority into an autarchy

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June 7, 2022

Change in the presentation standard for biological sequence listings in force as of July 01, 2022

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June 1, 2022

Public consultation on technical note BRPTO/CPAPD #01/2022 – examination of transgenic plants inventions – particularly, elite events - is now open

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May 19, 2022

ANPD calls for contributions on international transfers of personal data

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May 11, 2022

Brazilian Federal Medical Board regulates telemedicine

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April 19, 2022

The BRPTO’s recent publication on the examination of transgenic plants inventions – particularly, elite events - is suspended for Public Consultation

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April 13, 2022

BRPTO program addressing backlog upgraded to include applications filed after 2018

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March 24, 2022

Updates on the BRPTO’s requirements for the examination of inventions related to transgenic plants – particularly, elite events

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March 23, 2022

Brazil and France sign patent prosecution highway (PPH) agreement

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February 11, 2022

Constitutional Amendment that includes data protection as a fundamental right is enacted

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February 10, 2022

Update on the term of protection of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision (ADI #5529)

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January 3, 2022

Happy New Year! New ordinances for 2022 already on track!

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December 30, 2021

Brazilian Government updates rules for remittance of industrial property royalties abroad

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December 20, 2021

Brazil and Portugal sign PPH agreement

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December 16, 2021

BRPTO issues update on patents affected by the decision of the bid to the Supreme Court Original Jurisdiction #5529

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November 9, 2021

5G in Brazil: Next Steps after the Bid

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October 29, 2021

ANPD approves its Regulation on the Inspection Process and the Administrative Procedure

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October 7, 2021

Amendment to the Federal Administrative Proceedings Statute was approved and may impact agrochemical registration and revaluation processes

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October 5, 2021

BRPTO introduces the registrability of position marks as of October 1st, 2021

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September 15, 2021

Provisional Presidential Decree establishing rules for moderation of social media accounts and content is suspended

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August 10, 2021

Fifth official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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August 4, 2021

The LGPD administrative sanctions came into force. What's next?

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July 9, 2021

National Data Protection Authority postpones public hearing on its rule of supervision and application of administrative sanctions to july 15 and 16

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July 8, 2021

5G Deployment in Brazil: status and next steps

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July 7, 2021

Bill #12/21 on compulsory licensing of patents considered essential to face Covid-19 is approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives

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July 6, 2021

Fourth official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 29, 2021

The BRPTO postpones the deadline to request expedited examination for applications of Covid-19 related technologies

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June 28, 2021

National Data Protection Authority will hold a public hearing on its rule of supervision and application of administrative sanctions

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June 23, 2021

Third official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 2, 2021

Second official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 1, 2021

Brazilian National Data Protection Authority issues guidance on Controllers, Processors, and DPOs

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May 18, 2021

First official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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May 11, 2021

Due to preliminary injunction, patents continue to be granted with a reduced term of protection

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May 4, 2021

Patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction

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April 27, 2021

The BRPTO continues to grant patents with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction

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April 21, 2021

More patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to Supreme Court

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April 13, 2021

La décision provisoire de la Cour suprême interdit le mécanisme de 10 ans après délivrance pour les nouveaux brevets couvrant les produits pharmaceutiques et les dispositifs à usage médical.

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April 13, 2021

Patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to Supreme Court

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April 12, 2021

Supreme Court preliminary injunction bars the 10-year patent term for new patents covering pharmaceutical products and devices for healthcare use

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April 5, 2021

Is the BRPTO creating a new Backlog?

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March 10, 2021

The ANPD issues its Rules of Procedure – effective immediately

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March 8, 2021

Brazil finally ratifies the Nagoya Protocol

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February 24, 2021

The ANPD issues new guidelines on personal data breach reporting and launches public consultation for further regulation

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January 28, 2021

ANPD publishes its regulatory agenda

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January 6, 2021

The BRPTO makes changes to a program in its Plan to Combat Patent Backlog

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January 5, 2021

New rules for the submission of Sequence Listing in force as of January 4, 2021

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January 4, 2021

New Examination Guidelines for Computer-Implemented Inventions (CII)

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December 30, 2020

Phase II of BRPTO’s PPH program is anticipated on January 1, 2021!

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December 29, 2020

Happy New Year!! New ordinances for 2021 are coming through!

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December 1, 2020

New Patent Applications Examination Guidelines related to Biotechnology Inventions in force as of December 1st, 2020

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November 23, 2020

ANVISA’s new Board of Commissioners

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October 26, 2020

Ministry of Health creates IP advisory bodies and changes criteria for ANVISA's prior approval process

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October 16, 2020

ANPD’s Board of Directors appointed

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September 25, 2020

BRPTO deadlines between September 16 and September 25, 2020, are suspended due to system failure

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September 18, 2020

Brazilian Data Protection Act comes into force

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September 18, 2020

BRPTO system crashes! Deadlines are postponed until the system is restored

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September 16, 2020

IP Showcase! BRPTO launches a new program to promote IP assets

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August 28, 2020

New Deadline for Contributions for the National Strategy of Intellectual Property

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August 28, 2020

Brazil opened public consultation to receive comments on the country´s coverage proposal to join WTO’s GPA

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August 27, 2020

Brazilian Data Protection Act will not have its enforceability postponed

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August 12, 2020

Brazil’s path for speeding up innovation: The National Strategy of Intellectual Property

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August 10, 2020

One step closer to the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol

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July 31, 2020

Fast-track examination program updated with new options: Startups are now on board

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July 14, 2020

The Nagoya Protocol and its expected ratification by Brazil

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July 7, 2020

Regulatory Impact Assessment in Brazil

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June 12, 2020

Data privacy act (LGPD) administrative sanctions postponed to August 1st, 2021

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June 10, 2020

BRPTO releases updated version of Patent Examination Draft Guidelines related to Biotechnology Arts

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June 5, 2020

Brazilian Supreme Court and the attack of the century to the country´s patent law

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May 26, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines to be resumed on June 1st, 2020

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May 21, 2020

Brazil submits application to join the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

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May 12, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until May 31st, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak

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May 7, 2020

Singaporean Patent Office joins PPH program with the BRPTO

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May 4, 2020

Covid-19: Brazil’s Telemedicine Act (Law #13,989/2020) and CFM’s Digital Platform

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April 30, 2020

LGPD enforceability is postponed to May 3, 2021

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April 28, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until May 15th, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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April 14, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until April 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak

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April 7, 2020

BRPTO announces fast-track examination to technologies related to Covid-19

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April 6, 2020

KIPO now participates in the PPH program with the BRPTO

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April 6, 2020

Senate approves LGPD postponement

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April 1, 2020

Will LGPD be postponed due to the Covid-19 impact?

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March 30, 2020

Implementation of 5G in Brazil

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March 20, 2020

How Covid-19 Is Affecting The Brazilian Government

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March 19, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

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February 5, 2020

Brazil’s Guidelines for 5G

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January 30, 2020

BRAZIL: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & PROSPECTS FOR 2020

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January 14, 2020

New PPH participating patent offices

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December 12, 2019

Publication of ANVISA’s RDC #327/2019 (cannabis for medicinal purposes in Brazil)

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December 4, 2019

Brazil’s new Regulation on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes

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December 2, 2019

The game is on! New PPH program in force!

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September 23, 2019

Brazilian Declaration of Economic Freedom Rights: main changes for doing business in Brazil

  • Government Affairs & International Relations
  • Infrastructure
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September 8, 2019

The IP Chapter of the trade agreement between Mercosur and EU

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July 31, 2019

The New Intellectual Property Interministerial Group

  • Government Affairs & International Relations
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July 11, 2019

New developments on data protection: Executive Order #869/2018 sanctioned with vetoes

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July 10, 2019

Bye, bye backlog? Government measures to stimulate business in Brazil.

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July 2, 2019

Brazilian PROSUL PPH now on phase III

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June 18, 2019

Notice for public comments to stablish regulation of registration of medicinal products based on Cannabis spp

  • Media & Entertainment
  • Criminal
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May 30, 2019

Brazilian General Data Protection Act has consolidated its final wording

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