• The role of ANVISA in cannabis related patents
    As mentioned in our previous post on this topic, patent applications for pharmaceutical products or processes must be submitted to ANVISA (The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency) for prior consent based on a public health analysis. The government lists many cannabis-derived products such as THC and other synthetic cannabinoids as prohibited
  • Patents for cannabis products in Brazil
    In a recent post on this topic, we discussed how the slowly changing position toward cannabis-based products in Brazil, with the background of growing investment in the medicinal benefits of marijuana and other narcotic substances. But what is the current position in terms of patents for such substances? The company
  • Intellectual Property in Brazil: A brief synopsis
    Over the last years, the Brazilian government began focusing its attention on creating a culture of innovation, and the growth of Intellectual Property and technology in the country. This led to many new initiatives across all powers of government aiming to make the country more modern and competitive, e.g., ratifying
  • The Brazilian Automotive market – the new tech trends in numbers
    In our previous article on the topic of the automotive industry in Brazil, we discussed that the industry is going through exponential change. In 2020, a report by the Brazilian PTO identified several trends regarding innovative technologies in the automotive industry, referring to areas such as autonomous vehicles, connectivity, electrification,
  • Where to next for the Brazilian automotive sector?
    The automotive industry is of huge significance to the global economy. In 2019 alone, more than 91 million cars, vans and buses were produced worldwide (corresponding to a gross revenue of more than US $ 2.27 trillion dollars). The industry has taken a significant hit due to the Covid-19 Pandemic,
  • Chilean congress approves changes to Intellectual Property Law
    During April, the Chilean Congress approved a bill that seeks to modernize the national Intellectual Property system and create greater harmonization with international law. The changes include more efficient procedures for the registration and enforcement of patents and trademarks, including for expedited proceedings. One highlight of the new law is
  • IP Rights after Brexit
    After the transition period ended on 31 December 2020, EU law ceased to apply in the UK. This means it is no longer subject to the authority of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). After the dust has settled, we briefly discuss in this post what this
  • Update on Privacy & Data Protection in Brazil
    In this blog post, we will discuss recent developments in respect of the ANPD (Brazil’s new federal data protection agency) and the LGPD (Brazil’s Data Protection law). The new law will finally come into full effect in August 2021, bringing with it new obligations for companies in terms of handling
  • Cannabis products in Brazil: a new agri-business?
    Recent events in Brazil may be seen as further steps in a slowly changing position toward cannabis-based products in the region. Such change takes place with the background of growing investment in the medicinal benefits of marijuana and other narcotic substances. While Brazil has recently provided rules allowing for the
  • Brazil: Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Update
    As the largest and most populous country in Latin America, it was often difficult in the past for owners to protect the intellectual property relating to their products and services in Brazil against counterfeiting and piracy. Moreover, the enforcement of IP rights in counterfeiting cases can be complex, often impacting
  • Constitutional challenge regarding minimum term of patent protection in Brazil: analysis postponed, and preliminary injunction partially granted by Reporting Justice
    The Brazilian Supreme Court has postponed the analysis of a landmark constitutional case that challenges the legal provision that establishes a minimum period of patent protection of 10 years counted from the date of grant. In view of that, however, the Reporting Justice decided to partially grant preliminary injunctive relief
  • STF to hear constitutional challenge on minimum patent term
    On April 7 (Wednesday), the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court should start to consider ADI 5529, a landmark constitutional case that challenges the legitimacy of the legal provision that provides for a minimum period of patent protection of 10 years counted from the date of grant. This provision applies when the
  • Madrid Protocol in Brazil – Some First Impressions.
    What we have learned about the Madrid Protocol in Brazil In a recent article, we discussed how the Brazilian government began to focus its attention on creating a culture of innovation, and the growth of Intellectual Property and technology in the country over the past years. In line with this trend,
  • The  BPTO: A  Positive Transformation?
    When meeting international colleagues at conferences and IP events, the conversation often centered around the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office’s (BPTO) well documented problems with delay and backlog of applications. In patents, for example, it was quite difficult to explain people outside Brazil why the average time between filing and
  • Game on! The Brazilian Video Games industry – from big potential to possible legal concerns
    The Brazilian Video Games industry – from big potential to possible legal concerns Like other parts of the world, Brazil is currently experiencing a culture revolution when it comes to video games. With new business models emerging, many in the industry are indeed questioning whether video games will become the
  • 5G in Brazil: from market opportunities to challenges
    The term 5G is used to describe the next generation of mobile networks beyond LTE mobile networks. It is not just a new frequency for data transmission. Rather, 5G technologies are also significantly faster than the previous 4G and require little energy consumption for data exchange between connected devices. In terms
  • The role of ANVISA in cannabis related patents
    As mentioned in our previous post on this topic, patent applications for pharmaceutical products or processes must be submitted to ANVISA (The Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency) for prior consent based on a public health analysis. The government lists many cannabis-derived products such as THC and other synthetic cannabinoids as prohibited
  • Patents for cannabis products in Brazil
    In a recent post on this topic, we discussed how the slowly changing position toward cannabis-based products in Brazil, with the background of growing investment in the medicinal benefits of marijuana and other narcotic substances. But what is the current position in terms of patents for such substances? The company
  • Intellectual Property in Brazil: A brief synopsis
    Over the last years, the Brazilian government began focusing its attention on creating a culture of innovation, and the growth of Intellectual Property and technology in the country. This led to many new initiatives across all powers of government aiming to make the country more modern and competitive, e.g., ratifying
  • The Brazilian Automotive market – the new tech trends in numbers
    In our previous article on the topic of the automotive industry in Brazil, we discussed that the industry is going through exponential change. In 2020, a report by the Brazilian PTO identified several trends regarding innovative technologies in the automotive industry, referring to areas such as autonomous vehicles, connectivity, electrification,
  • Where to next for the Brazilian automotive sector?
    The automotive industry is of huge significance to the global economy. In 2019 alone, more than 91 million cars, vans and buses were produced worldwide (corresponding to a gross revenue of more than US $ 2.27 trillion dollars). The industry has taken a significant hit due to the Covid-19 Pandemic,
  • Chilean congress approves changes to Intellectual Property Law
    During April, the Chilean Congress approved a bill that seeks to modernize the national Intellectual Property system and create greater harmonization with international law. The changes include more efficient procedures for the registration and enforcement of patents and trademarks, including for expedited proceedings. One highlight of the new law is
  • IP Rights after Brexit
    After the transition period ended on 31 December 2020, EU law ceased to apply in the UK. This means it is no longer subject to the authority of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). After the dust has settled, we briefly discuss in this post what this
  • Update on Privacy & Data Protection in Brazil
    In this blog post, we will discuss recent developments in respect of the ANPD (Brazil’s new federal data protection agency) and the LGPD (Brazil’s Data Protection law). The new law will finally come into full effect in August 2021, bringing with it new obligations for companies in terms of handling
  • Cannabis products in Brazil: a new agri-business?
    Recent events in Brazil may be seen as further steps in a slowly changing position toward cannabis-based products in the region. Such change takes place with the background of growing investment in the medicinal benefits of marijuana and other narcotic substances. While Brazil has recently provided rules allowing for the
  • Brazil: Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Update
    As the largest and most populous country in Latin America, it was often difficult in the past for owners to protect the intellectual property relating to their products and services in Brazil against counterfeiting and piracy. Moreover, the enforcement of IP rights in counterfeiting cases can be complex, often impacting
  • Constitutional challenge regarding minimum term of patent protection in Brazil: analysis postponed, and preliminary injunction partially granted by Reporting Justice
    The Brazilian Supreme Court has postponed the analysis of a landmark constitutional case that challenges the legal provision that establishes a minimum period of patent protection of 10 years counted from the date of grant. In view of that, however, the Reporting Justice decided to partially grant preliminary injunctive relief
  • STF to hear constitutional challenge on minimum patent term
    On April 7 (Wednesday), the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court should start to consider ADI 5529, a landmark constitutional case that challenges the legitimacy of the legal provision that provides for a minimum period of patent protection of 10 years counted from the date of grant. This provision applies when the
  • Madrid Protocol in Brazil – Some First Impressions.
    What we have learned about the Madrid Protocol in Brazil In a recent article, we discussed how the Brazilian government began to focus its attention on creating a culture of innovation, and the growth of Intellectual Property and technology in the country over the past years. In line with this trend,
  • The  BPTO: A  Positive Transformation?
    When meeting international colleagues at conferences and IP events, the conversation often centered around the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office’s (BPTO) well documented problems with delay and backlog of applications. In patents, for example, it was quite difficult to explain people outside Brazil why the average time between filing and
  • Game on! The Brazilian Video Games industry – from big potential to possible legal concerns
    The Brazilian Video Games industry – from big potential to possible legal concerns Like other parts of the world, Brazil is currently experiencing a culture revolution when it comes to video games. With new business models emerging, many in the industry are indeed questioning whether video games will become the
  • 5G in Brazil: from market opportunities to challenges
    The term 5G is used to describe the next generation of mobile networks beyond LTE mobile networks. It is not just a new frequency for data transmission. Rather, 5G technologies are also significantly faster than the previous 4G and require little energy consumption for data exchange between connected devices. In terms

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