The Federal Court of Appeals of the 2nd Region (TRF-2) has ruled that the song “Tropa de Elite,” owned by the Brazilian band Tihuana, is not a sufficient cause for the cancellation of the “Tropa
Continue Reading TRF-2 MAINTAINS THE VALIDITY OF “TROPA DE ELITE” TRADEMARK REGISTRATION, FINDING THE SONG AND THE MOVIES CANNOT BE CONFUSED

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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.
Continue Reading 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

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

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).


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