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Brazil Patent Law: Judicial Patent Invalidation

Brazil - November 29 2019 In a recent court decision in Brazil, involving the questioning of the grant of a Utility Model for silicone implants, the Federal Court of Rio de...

Trade dress protection in Brazil - A glimpse at the beverage market

Brazil - November 4 2019 Trade dress is by definition a set of elements that comprise the visual identity of a particular product or service, distinguishing it and...

Judicial Remedies against Excessive Delay in BPTO Examination

Brazil - August 6 2019 The excessive delay of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) in conducting examinations of patenttrademark applications, appeals...

Possibility of introducing amendments in the set of claims after the request for examination of a pending patent application with the Brazilian Patent Office

Brazil - April 25 2019 A Federal Court in Rio de Janeiro recently found that Rule 0932013 of the INPI (the Brazilian Patent Office), which established the guidelines on...

TEQUILA - now a Geographical Indication also in Brazil

Brazil - April 18 2019 The Geographical Indication (GI) is a name used to identify products and services that come from a particular geographical area (which needs to be...