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Q&A: marketing authorisation for pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Brazil

October 16 2020 This article answers some of the key legal and practical questions surrounding the grant of marketing authorisation for pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Brazil.

Brazilian Data Protection Office’s website is on

December 8 2020 Although it was created in July 2019, the Brazilian Data Protection Office (ANPD) has started to show its operationalization. Two months after the…

Judgment Day: the term of Patents in Brazil

April 8 2021 In a judgment initiated on April 7, 2021, the Brazilian Supreme Court decided to immediately suspend the validity of all patents for “pharmaceutical…

Brazilian Data Protection Authority publishes guidelines for controllers, processors and DPOs

May 31 2021 Last Friday (May 28), the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) published the "Guidelines for Definitions of Data Processing Agents and Data…

Anvisa approves new regulations for food labeling

October 9 2020 After a 6 years debate, Anvisa's Board approved a new regulatory framework for food labeling during its meeting held on October 8th, 2020. According…

The Covid-19 pandemic triggered the issuance of new compulsory license rules for patents in Brazil

September 3 2021 On Sept. 2nd, 2021, Law No 14,200 was enacted to amend the Brazilian Patent & Trademark Act (BPTA) in order to change the rules governing the issuance…

The Brazilian FDA will no longer examine pharmaceutical patent applications

August 27 2021 The participation of the Brazilian agency called ANVISA - National Agency of Sanitary Supervision (equivalent to the FDA - Food & Drug Administration…

BPTO allows revision of the term adjustment of patents impacted by the DPC 5529

June 28 2021 After judgment of the DPC 5529, the Federal Supreme Court decided that the provision of the Sole Paragraph of Article 40 of the Brazilian Patent Law…

Text of the Business Environment Bill is approved by the Chamber of Representatives, and it ends the prior approval for pharmaceutical patents, in addition to bringing relevant changes to trade names

June 24 2021 The Chamber of Representatives approved this Wednesday (June 23, 2026) the text of the Bill of a new Statute for improvement of the Business…

The first Action Plan for the implementation of the National Intellectual Property Strategy is approved

June 11 2021 On June 9, 2021, the Interministerial Group on Industrial Property (GIPI, in the Portuguese acronym) approved the first Action Plan for the…