Supreme Court will analyze the constitutionality of Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet article

The Brazilian Supreme Court (STF – Superior Tribunal Federal) recognized the general repercussion of the matter discussed in the Extraordinary Appeal filed by the Facebook against decision of the Appel Court of Piracicaba Circuit in which it has condemned Facebook to compensate the Plaintiff and exclude a false profile. The Plaintiff has claimed that has […]

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On January 26, the Brazilian PTO (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial – INPI) published its 2018 Action Plan, which sets out the guidelines, goals and initiatives that will guide the organisation’s activities throughout the year, in line with the strategic guidelines of the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. Three priority deliveries, ten targets […]

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Considering the delay to the examination of patents in Brazil, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)  has hired new examiners on May 2017.  In the end of the last year, the Confederation of Brazilian Industries realized a research which points that the number of patents granted on 2017 has increased 30 percent.  This is […]

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BPTO receive investment to try to modernized itself and reduce its backlog

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has signed a partnership to receive up to R$ 40 million in investment. Such investment aim to reduce the current patent backlog and to modernized processes with a view to increase efficiency in future analysis. The investment will occur through a Technical Cooperation Agreement signed with the Brazilian […]

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Dispute of automotive giants Fiat, Ford and Volkswagen with independent auto parts manufacturers

The Administrative Council of Economic Defense (CADE) started to judge the case in which the National Association of Auto Parts Manufacturers (Anfape) accuses automakers Fiat, Ford and Volkswagen of anti-competitive behavior. The main focus of the discussion would be that automobile companies prevent independent manufacturers from producing spare parts such as bumpers, bodywork, headlights and […]

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Brazilian NGO sues Google in USA

Rio de Janeiro-based NGO AfroReggae has been suing Google since September 2016 for allegedly failing to give credit to the partnership that resulted in a project named Beyond the Map (Além do Mapa) – a series of 360-degree interactive videos showcasing the history of residents of the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, launched just before […]

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Registering Contracts have become simpler in Brazil

In July, the resolution 70/2017 was published by Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). In accordance with this new resolution, BPTO is not obliged to analyze the content of the contracts to register them. In Brazil, the registration of contracts in BPTO is mandatory in order to remit royalties to foreign companies. Prior to this […]

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Legal entities may now own EIRELI in Brazil

Up to now, only individuals could be owners of Individual Limited Liability Company (EIRELI) in Brazil. However, as of May 2017, legal entities may also hold EIRELIs, as provided in item 1.2 of Annex V of Normative Instruction 38/2017 of the Department of Business Registration and Integration (DREI), published on 3 March 2017, and which […]

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Brazil: Still one of the preferable countries to where to extend IP rights?

According to the Central Bank of Brazil, for the first time in weeks, the expectative to the recovering of the economic activity is more optimistic in Brazil. The expected revelation of the National Consumer Price Index (IPCA), on April, showed that the expected inflation for 2017 has decreased, since it changed from 4,06% to 4,04%. […]

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