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INPI publishes Normative Instruction establishing new procedures for the registration of computer programs || INPI edita Instrução Normativa estabelecendo novos procedimentos para registro de programas de computador

See below for Portuguese The National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) has published Normative Instruction (NI) No. 71/2017, establishing new procedures for the submission of computer program registrations. The NI 71/2017 was created in order to serve as a transition between the current (physical) model and the new electronic system, which is expected to be implemented … Continue Reading

Battle of the feds: end of the conflict between INPI and ANVISA on the registration of pharmaceutical product Patents

After 15 years, the feds have finally decided to unlock the system. In order to address certain amendments and add-ons to Law No. 9,276/96, the so-called Intellectual Property Law, in 2001 Brazil’s National Congress promulgated Federal Law No. 10,196. Despite appointing several technical and procedural parameters related to the National Industrial Property Institute (INPI), this … Continue Reading

Changes on the analysis and recognition of so-called “highly renowned” trademarks in Brazil by the INPI || Alterações com relação à análise e reconhecimento das marcas de alto renome no Brasil pelo INPI

On October 18th, the National Industrial Property Institute (INPI) published Resolution INPI/PR 172/2016, to improve the analysis and recognition of so-called “highly renowned” trademarks in Brazil. The alterations brought by the new resolution were formulated based on the suggestions of associations involved in the industrial property area, such as the Working Group on Trademarks of … Continue Reading
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