After the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the provision of the Brazilian IP Law that guarantees the minimum term of validity of 10 years for patents of invention, and 7 years for utility model patents, counted from the grant, the Ministers have ruled that the legal effects...
The Brazilian Industrial Property Law (article 40, sole paragraph) established that the term of validity will be of either 20 years for patents of invention (and 15 years for utility model patents), counted from the filing date, or 10 years for patents of invention...
The 4th Panel of the Superior Court of Justice - STJ unanimously decided, in a judgment published on March 25, 2021, that the Brazilian PTO may proceed with a lawsuit aiming the nullity of a trademark registration, even after the competitors have settled the case by an agreement.
On April 1, 2021, Ordinance No. 21, published by the Brazilian PTO, entered into force, extending the issuance of preliminary office actions for invention patent applications, filed from January 1 to December 31, 2017 and pending examination
The Brazilian Supreme Court granted in part the urgent relief filed by the Federal State Attorney General, to suspend the effectiveness of the sole paragraph of the art. 40 of Law No. 9,279
LLIP was recognized by the international publication IP Stars 2021 in the trademark practice.
Luiz Leonardos is recognized, in the Senior Statesman category, by the Chambers Brazil Contentious guide.
Massively present in our lives and most of the time passing unnoticed, the Brazilian Copyright Law (Law No. 9.610/98) has been the subject of debates regarding the needs for its modernization
The Brazilian Prosecutor General, Augusto Aras, requested the Supreme Federal Court to immediately suspend the effects of Article 40 of the Industrial Property Law. The provision concerns the term of validity of invention patents, under discussion in the Direct Unconstitutionality Action 5529.
Luiz Leonardos was once again recognized in the Senior Statespeople category by the 2021 edition of Chambers Global guide.
The firm was recognized by the 2021 edition of the guide World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.
The Brazilian Supreme Court - STF concluded that the right to be forgotten is not compatible with the Brazilian legal system and cannot be applied in cases of “disclosure of truthful acts and data lawfully obtained and published in analogue or digital media” .
Happy Holidays Season! Best wishes for a wonderful 2021!
This week, the new Patent Examination Guidelines for the Biotechnology Area came into force, revoking the latter Resolution No. 144, of 2015.
Partner Luiz Leonardos was recognized as a Global Leader by the 2021 edition of the IAM Global Leaders guide.
The law firm was recognized by the 2020 edition of the guide Análise Advocacia 500 in the Intellectual Property practice. Managing Partner Gustavo Starling Leonardos was also indicated as most admired for his work in the area.
Luiz Leonardos´ Managing Partner Gustavo Leonardos was recognized by the 2021 LACCA Approved edition in the Intellectual Property practice area.
The firm was recognized by the 2020 edition of the Latin Lawyer National guide, in the Intellectual property practice. Luiz Leonardos e Gustavo Leonardos were also indicated for their work.
LLIP was recognized by the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 guide in the Intellectual Property practice area.
Luiz Leonardos was nominated by the international guide Who’s Who Legal as Thought Leader Brazil 2020
The General Data Protection Law (LGPD) came into force in Brazil on September 18, with the sanction of Law 14.058 / 2020, originated from the Provisional Measure (MP) 959/20.
The Brazilian PTO recently issued two important news on its website.
Luiz Leonardos was once again recognized in the Senior Statespeople category by the 2021 edition of Chambers Latin America guide.
The Brazilian Patent Office has published in its latest Official Gazette two additional modalities of fast-track patent examination.
In the past five years, the number of companies categorized as startups has more than tripled in Brazil, causing an increase in the development of innovation and the improvement of products and services.
Recent data released by Brazil’s Ministry of Economy stated that business activities will be severely impacted this year by the restrictions adopted due to the pandemic. The Brazilian gross domestic product is expected to fall by 4.70% in 2020.
The concession of the Geographical Indication "Caicó" for the indication of source regarding the product "embroidery" was published on June 23rd in the Brazilian Industrial Property Gazette nº 2581.
The Partner Luiz Leonardos was recognized as a Global Leader in the Patent practice by the 2020 edition of the international guide Who's Who Legal.
LLIP was recognized by the 2020 edition of Leaders League Brazil guide for the following practice areas: Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation.
The Law 14.010 / 2020 was published in the Official Gazette, which postponed the application of Brazilian Data Protection Law penalties to August 2021.
Typical products and services from Brazil have joined the Madrid Goods and Services Manager (MGS) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The Brazilian PTO announced in the official gazette today that administrative proceedings will have their procedural deadlines resumed on June 1st, 2020
The Senate approved on May 19, 2020, Bill No. 1,179 / 20, which establishes special legal rules during the coronavirus pandemic.
It has taken 7 months for the Brazilian PTO to finally begin publishing, in the local Official Gazette, international applications filed through the Madrid Protocol which designate Brazil.
Brazilian PTO (INPI) extends deadline suspension and home office
The Brazilian PTO has granted the seventh geographical indication for wine companies in the State of Rio Grande do Sul/Brazil
Our firm was recognized by the international publication IP Stars 2020.
The National Council of Justice issued a resolution that determines the resumption of procedural and administrative deadlines
Several technologies are being developed aiming to tackle covid-19 over the world. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of University of São Paulo estimates to individually test around 2,500 drugs to combat the disease up to the end of the next few weeks...
The multiclass system for trademarks was supposed to become available in Brazil in March 2020. However, the PTO has published a notice on its website informing that due to issues related to its computerized processing system, multiclass applications will no longer be available as of that date.
Considering the pandemic declared by the World Health Organization caused by COVID-19, its impacts on public health and the need for short, medium and long term measures to protect the population from the virus, the Brazilian PTO (INPI) has published on April 7, 2020 a new Resolution No. 149
Under the reflexes of COVID19, the Brazilian Senate approved the Bill 1179/2020 about the entry into force of the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) to January 2021.
We are delighted to announce that our senior partners Luiz Leonardos and Patrícia Lusoli were once again ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as IP Stars, and our partner Carolina Schueler was recognized as an IP Rising Star 2019.
Brazil has finally taken all the legal measures that allow the entry into force of the Madrid Protocol in the country.
The "Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks", better known as the Madrid Protocol, is an international treaty that allows the registration of marks in more than 120 countries through an international application.
Aiming at rendering the priority examination procedure faster and simpler, the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) standardized the requirements and improved the proceedings for the different modalities.
On July 3, 2019, the Brazilian Ministry of Economy and the Brazilian Patent Office (BPTO) announced a plan of action intended to reduce the patent examination backlog in 80% by the end of 2021.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our offices in the city of São Paulo.
Legislative Decree No. 49 was published in the Official Gazette of May 30, 2019, approving the texts of the Madrid Protocol on the International Registration of Marks.
In one of his last acts before passing the presidential sash to his successor Jair Bolsonaro, the now ex-President Michel Temer enacted the Provisional Measure 869/2018, on December 27, 2018, for the creation of the National Authority of Data Protection - ANPD.
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The country's panorama may seem a little cahotic, specifically when it comes to patenting. However, there are very good reasons it is still worth the investment. Ana Paula Jardim and Andréa Granthon present the country's improvement efforts to comply with its demands.
From now on, the beverage sold in Brazil can only be labeled as tequila if it is Mexican. In Mexico, the same thing happens with cachaça since 2017, when the agreement was ratified in the country.
Partner Daniele Dias Machado evaluates both sides of the discussion, specially in Brazil in a new article for The Trademark Lawyer Magazine.
The LGPD establishes a broad data protection regime in Brazil and imposes specific rules for the collection, use, processing and storage of personal data, both electronic and physical.
Partners Rodrigo Bonan and Fabio Albergaria explain the recent developments in Brazilian IP Law in the article for The Patent Lawyer Magazine.
Patent applications in the fieds of Energy, Biotechnology and Digital Communication are amongst the ones that can request examination priority as from August 1st, 2018.
Partners have been nominated by peers and selected for inclusion following tough scrutiny from the IAM editorial team.
Besides oil & gas related patent applications, new technologies related to telecommunications, digital communication, IT methods for management, amongts others are now eligible to benefit from the PPH Pilot Project.
Resolution No. 217/2018 modifies former Resolution No. 80/2013, which regulated the prioritization of examination for patent applications covering pharmaceutical products and processes.
In relation to the simplified procedure proposed by the BPTO, asks what are the legal effects ...
Cosmetics, agrochemicals and utility models were some of the sectors that presented times rates better than the average.
The initiative aims at expediting the substantive examination of patent applications as from January 23, 2018.
The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court rejected the direct action for the declaration of unconstitutionality of article 40, sole paragraph of Law 9,279 / 1996.
The project is expected to be in force in February 2018.
The BPTO-EPO PPH Pilot Project will be effective for a period of two years as from December 1st, 2017 when the BPTO will analyze up to 300 request per year.
Ana Paula Jardim and Andrea Granthon explore the ways in which the Brazilian PTO is trying to solve its extensive backlog, closely analyzing the pilot projects with this goal, specially the one concerning green technologies.
"When it comes to patent protection in Brazil, it is fair to say that the pharmaceutical industry has faced more challenges than any other sector..."
It is an old question in Brazil, how to cope with patent and trademark applications which have been pending before the BPTO for a long time.
Patent Prosecution is now on a faster track.
Ana Paula Jardim and Andréa Granthon report on the most recent updates of the Green Patent Program in Brazil for LSIPR Bio mazagine.
The IAM Patent 1000 is a guide that seeks to identify the leading offices and outstanding professionals in the area of patents around the world.
The Brazilian Patent Office published recently two important Resolutions, referring to different aspects of filing and prosecution of Brazilian patent applications.
By means of Ordinance No. 070 (the “Ordinance”), the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (“BPTO”) establishes modifications on the administrative procedure...
Brazilian PTO and National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) have recently formalized new rules regarding ANVISA’s examination of patent applications related to pharmaceutical products/processes...
Former Resolution 174 was revoked by newly issued Resolution 179. Resolution 179 establishes the new conditions for submission of assignment documents relating to priority claims in a PCT application and/or a PCT application itself.
The Brazilian PTO has changed the format of the Patent Industrial Property Journal (the Official Gazette) in pdf without giving any instructions on how the offices...
The backlog relative to the examination of trademark applications has been decreasing, albeit remaining high. According to the information disclosed in november by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office...
Luiz Leonardos was invited by the BPTO’s President, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, to take part in the ceremony in which will be delivered the Roquefort Appellation of Origin Certificat
For the next AIPLA Annual Meeting, our office will be represented by two partners from our patents team
Andréa Granthon will be representing Luiz Leonardos & Advogados at the BIO Latin America Conference 2016
The Legal 500 Latin America has awarded Luiz Leonardos & Advogados as a Leading Firm of 2016
We have received many comments about the proposal made last week by Gustavo Leonardos to decrease the patent backlog at the Brazilian PTO...
Gustavo Leonardos and Luiz Leonardos will actively be participating during the AIPPI World Congress 2016 in Milano: Gustavo will meet the TRIPS Committee team...
This Sunday, Luiz Leonardos, former executive president and current honorary president of the association, will speak in the lecture about the Developments of Geographical Indications during the 20 years...
The Brazilian Patent Office faces a significant backlog in connection with the examination of patent applications as well as industrial design applications, as it is widely known...
The original article can be found on the June edition of the magazine or on the link below.
Luiz Leonardos participates on the seminar that discussed the 20th aniversary of the Intellectual Property Law
75% of patent applications have been pending for over ten years. The proposal implies no costs and increasing revenues. A copy was presented to the presidencies of the Brazilian PTO, ABPI and to the National Industry Confederation.
The USPTO and the Brazilian PTO just concluded an agreement on a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program...
The President of the Brazilian PTO, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, affirms that (...) we would need 5.050 examinors to fix the backlog in one year
The pilot program will reduce patent workloads and further improve patent quality...
The XVIII Works Sessions and Administrative Council Conference took place from November 30 to December 3 2014 in the exuberant Ciudad de Mexico...
As per notice published in the Official Gazette dated February 2, 2013, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) allowed the Geographical Indication (Appelation of Origin) for ROQUEFORT...
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has granted to CIVC - COMITE INTERPROFESSIONEL DU VIN DE CHAMPAGNE...
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 2012 INTA Leadership Meeting from November 6-10, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A..
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the Annual Meeting of AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) between...
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 16th General Assembly and 60th & 61st Council Meetings of APAA
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 43rd World Intellectual Property Congress by the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) between
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados attended the main event in Brazil for the Intellectual Property community, the 32nd...
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados estará presente na "Trademark Administrators Conference"...
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the upcoming "Trademark Administrators Conference" by the International Trademark Association (INTA) between...