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Brazilian Congress approves Data Protection Law

On a session held on July, 10th, the Brazilian Congress approved the Project 53/2018, that stablish several rights and regulations regarding the use, and protection, of data. The law is inspired in the earlier versions of the European Union, being, in this sense, a little more lax than the GDPR, however, it represents an important […]

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When it will be over? The the comings and goings of Direct Unconstitutionality Action 4.234

In the Brazillian judicial system one of the most relevant pending matters, due to its economic and social relevance, is that of the articles 230 and 231 of the Law 9.2792/1996, regarding the so-called “patent pipelines”. In short, this articles allows that patents acquired in other countries could be directly applied to Brazil without an […]

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Peduti Lawyers – For the 2º consecutive year written in the Leaders League – Trademark Prosecution and indicated as Highly Recommended

It is with great joy that we announce that Peduti Advogados, for the 2nd consecutive year, was ranked at Leaders League – Trademark Prosecution, being Mrs. Laila dos Reis Araújo and Mr. Cesar Peduti F. indicated as Highly Recommended. We believe that this statement is the result of a lot of work, but mainly, it’s […]

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BPTO Seeks Improvement in the Patent Analysis Procedures

On May 15, 2018, it was initiated the work of an external consultancy that will evaluate the procedures involved in patent analysis by the BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office), as well as the selection, training and evaluation mechanisms of its examiners. Such work has as goal to indicated the current issues and how they […]

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BPTO has announced the beginning of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project with USPTO

On May, the BPTO announced that the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project with USPTO will begin its second phase, which will be initiated on May 10 until April 30, 2020. The measure was published in the BPTO Gazette nº 2470 on May 8. The Patent Procurement Highway allows expedited examination of a patent application […]

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Brazilian Data Protection Project Bill Progress

In the wake of recent information regarding leaks of private data of users, the Brazilian Senate has held a public audience about its data protection project bill.  The Senator Ricardo Ferraço, rapporteur of the bill, in his opening speech, has pointed the importance that the new legislation found an equilibrium between the protection of the […]

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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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BRPTO´S 2018 ACTION PLAN SETS THE PATH FOR BRAZIL TO ADHERE TO THE MADRID PROTOCOL

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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