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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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After the change in the calculation of the patent term in Brazil, the number of requests for an expedited examination jumped from 366 to 1800 requests!!!! (May – Aug 2020 Vs same period 2021). This makes sense, considering the current PTO’s backlog and the new limitation of the patent term to 20 years from filing […]

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With recent regulations by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) regarding the import and sale of cannabis-based medicines, many companies are showing interest in this new Brazilian market. From a search carried out in the Brazilian PTO database, it is possible to observe a growing curve – more than 40 patent applications containing the term […]

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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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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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