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Law No. 9,478, dated June 8, 1997, establishes for the Brazilian Petroleum Agency (ANP) the attribution of stimulating research in the sector.   In view of this, the agreements between the Agency and the Oil Companies for exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas have Research, Development and Innovation clauses that establish the obligation for […]

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On September 8, the Brazilian Trademark Office published a note informing that, as from September 15, 2020, co-ownership will become an option for trademark applications. The original Resolution regarding the implementation of the co-ownership regime is from August 2019, but only now, it will become available for Applicants.   📨 For additional information, please contact […]

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The Brazilian PTO launched on September 1st, two more categories of priority examination: for patent applications with the technology available on the Brazilian market (which subject matter claimed has been licensed, offered for sale, imported, or exported) and for those with technology resulting from Brazilian public funding.   📨 For additional information, please contact us […]

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the BRPTO has suspended its (in-person) meetings. Now, with the launch of a new tool, it will be possible to request online meetings with examiners. The meetings will be conducted remotely by videoconference.   📨 For additional information, please contact us at sip@simoes-ip.com.br

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With the COVID-19 pandemic getting more and more serious, known drugs are being heavily tested aiming to find a safe and effective treatment. Chloroquine / chloroquine phosphate (Resochin), favilavir / favipiravir (Avigan), lopinavir & ritonavir (Kaletra), rintatolimod (Ampligen), danoprevir, (Ganovo), remdesivir and others are now being studied for use against COVID-19.   Some of these […]

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As coronavirus is quickly spreading, Simões IP developed protocols and contingency plans in order to guarantee its operations.   Among other actions, we are monitoring local Governmental and World Health Organization advices. Business travels are restricted. We have also provided our staff with the necessary equipment for home-working.   📨 For additional information, please contact […]

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Due to the recent accession to the Madrid Protocol, the Brazilian Trademark Office published Resolution 248/2019 that deals with trademark registration in a multi-class system.   Even though such Resolution came into force last October, petitioning trademarks in a multiclass system would only be made available on March 9. However, on March 3 the PTO […]

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Numerous social media posts claim that coronavirus is known for years and there are patents covering the virus and possible vaccines. This confusion is due to the lack of information about virus in general. The term “coronavirus” actually refers to a broad family of virus, which includes the SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. The recent outbreak of […]

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The Brazilian PTO published this week new statistics regarding the results of the backlog combat plan, announced and implemented in 2019.   According to official data, the PTO reduced the average prosecution time for patent applications from 10 to 9.3 years. Areas like biotech and polymers, which had an average prosecution time of 11.14 and […]

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Meetings with BRPTO’s examiners – NEWS!!

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the BRPTO has suspended its (in-person) meetings. Now, with the launch of a new tool, it will be possible to request online meetings with examiners. The meetings will be conducted remotely by videoconference.

📨 For additional information, please contact us at sip@simoes-ip.com.br