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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 in the upcoming months, replacing the former paper deposit procedure.
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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 the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI).

O Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial (INPI) publicou, no dia 18 de outubro, a Resolução INPI/PR No. 172/2016, objetivando aprimorar a forma de análise e reconhecimento das marcas de alto renome no Brasil. As alterações trazidas pela nova Resolução foram feitas com base nas sugestões trazidas por membros da área, como o Grupo de Trabalho de Marcas da Associação Brasileira dos Agentes da Propriedade Industrial (ABAPI).


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