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Brazilian PTO opens Public Consultation on Technical Note BRPTO/CPAPD #01/2022, regarding the patentability of inventions associated with transgenic plants, especially elite events

On June 01, 2022, the Brazilian PTO announced, through Official Gazette #103, that the Public Consultation on Technical Note BRPTO/CPAPD #01/2022 is open. As previously reported, this Public Consultation aims to discuss the content of said Technical Note, which is...

Public Consultation – Brazilian PTO’s technical note regarding the patentability of inventions associated with transgenic plants is temporarily suspended

On April 19, 2022, the Brazilian PTO published in Industrial Property Journal #2676 the suspension of the applicability of the Technical Note BRPTO/CPAPD #01/2022 of March 2022, which was directed to clarify the patentability requirements for inventions related to...

Brazilian PTO clarifies patentability requirements for inventions related to transgenic plants, especially elite events

Background: Based on the provisions of Article 10 (IX) of the Brazilian IP Law # 9,279/96, natural living beings (animals and plants), in whole or in part (such as cells), as well biological material, when found in nature or isolated therefrom are not considered to be...