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  • Brazil expands fast-track patent applications to include innovations relatedto an extended list of diseases

    Notícias | 15-05-2018

    At the beginning of the month, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) Resolution No. 217/2018 came into force, revoking the prior Resolution No. 80/2013, with its primary development being the inclusion of Zika and Chikungunya diseases, as well as rare diseases, which are defined as those that affect up to 65 people in every […]

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  • Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) reaches a decision on longstanding procedure against car manufacturers

    Notícias | 26-03-2018

    The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) has moved to shelve an administrative prosecution action against Volkswagen, Fiat and Ford. The action was initially originated at the request the National Association of Automotive Parts Manufacturers (ANFAPE), with the request for a preliminary inspection to look into whether practices by the official auto manufacturers amounted […]

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  • Brazilian Government regulates Innovation Law

    Notícias | 15-02-2018

    Recently, the Brazilian federal government published decree no. 9283/2018 on January 8, 2018, which regulates the Brazilian Innovation Law (law no. 10973/2004, which had previously been modified by law no. 13243/2016). The decree entered into force on its publication date.  The decree structures various methods to boost innovation in Brazil, stimulating the creation of partnerships. […]

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