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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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Brazil, as many other countries, is currently debating the use of cannabis-derived products. On the Regulatory side, the board of ANVISA (the Brazilian Food and Drug Administration) is analyzing proposals for regulation of medicinal cannabis in Brazil. More especially, two drafts of Resolutions (RDCs) are the focus of discussions: one addresses the technical and administrative […]

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  In 2016, the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) became a member of the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). The ICH brings together regulatory authorities and pharmaceutical industry to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration. This measure favors the growth of the national pharmaceutical market and the harmonization of […]

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Igor Simões Managing Partner Igor is a Brazilian patent attorney, with a 20-year experience in Intellectual Property prosecution and litigation. He graduated in Chemical Engineering from Federal Fluminense University, in 1999 and Law from Candido Mendes University, in 2009.  Igor qualified as a registered industrial property agent before the Brazilian PTO in 2001. Igor’s experience includes management […]

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After more than 17 years of discussions, Brazil finally joined the Madrid Protocol.  President Jair Bolsonaro signed the agreement last week, and it was delivered to WIPO on Wednesday. With this, the PTO formalizes its participation and begins to operate the treaty in October 2019.   One of the main issues for this extremely long […]

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With the purpose of improving the analysis and consequently the examination process, Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) and CAS (a division of the American Chemical Society) are in collaboration seeking to speed up the patent application prosecution in Brazil.   The new AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology proposed by CAS with the combination of scoring […]

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Since April 2017, at a commissioners’ meeting in Sao Paulo, the PPH pilot program between Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) has been used to accelerate the prosecution of patent applications in Brazil.   The PPH agreement accepted by the BPTO has encompassed limited technical fields such as IT […]

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Aiming at supporting IP users and serving as reference during the prosecution Industrial Design cases, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI) published on January 8, 2019 the first edition of the Industrial Design Guidelines.   The guideline is divided into chapters and provides instructions for the filing of design applications. In addition, it comprises […]

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Cláudio Vilar Furtado was announced in February 11, 2019 as the new president of the Brazilian PTO (INPI). Mr. Furtado has the mission of reforming and reorganizing the current system of intellectual property in Brazil.   The new president is graduated in Economics by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and holds a […]

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