In a recent decision¹, the Superior Electoral Court confirmed its understanding that copyright infringement results in electoral ineligibility. In this case, a candidate for councilman of the city of Jaú, São Paulo, in 2016, had his candidacy rejected due to a conviction for crime against intellectual property, on the grounds that such conduct constituted a (...)
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Antonio Murta Filho will participate in the 32nd edition of the Marques Conference, which will be held in Paris, from September 18-21. The theme of the Conference is “Branding Style: Appearance, Aesthetics and Éclat” and many sessions will focus on topics such as branding, design and luxury goods. Founding partner of Murta Goyanes Advogados, Antonio (...)
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Following its Action Plan for 2018, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) continues to expand international cooperation through Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreements. On September 4, 2018, the BPTO initiated the second phase of the PPH agreement with the other 7 patent offices from PROSUL: Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Through (...)
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Marcelo Goyanes will be a speaker at the panel “Brand Collateral – Product Packaging in Latin America”
Hundreds of influential trademark professionals will gather at INTA’s Trademark Administrators and Practitioners Meeting (TMAP) in Orlando, Florida, from September 12-14. Founding partner of Murta Goyanes Advogados, Marcelo Goyanes, will be a speaker at the panel Brand Collateral – Product Packaging in Latin America, and will address the importance of regulatory clearance of packaging in (...)
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In a recent decision¹, the Brazilian Supreme Court held that the removal of images of public agents, defendants in the “Carandiru” case, from the news constituted censorship. In this case, part of the police officers that were defendants in a criminal lawsuit related to the “Carandiru” massacre filed a civil lawsuit against UOL, Rede Globo (...)
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In a recent decision¹, the 11th Public Treasury Court of Sao Paulo considered abusive and illegal Habib’s advertising which promoted the sale of meals accompanied by collectible articles. In this case, the consumer protection organization of Sao Paulo imposed a fine to the restaurant chain Habib’s of approximately USD 590,000 due to an advertising targeted (...)
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General Data Protection Law is enacted in Brazil On August 14, 2018, Law No. 13,709/2018 – the General Data Protection Law was enacted to regulate the protection of personal data in Brazil. The new legislation was inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and establishes similar provisions, such as the definition of (...)
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Antonio Murta will attend the ABPI´s 38th International Congress, from August 19 to 21. The annual event is the largest in the Intelectual Property area and gather important professionals, government´s agencies and organizations involved in the Intellectual Property debate and improvement. Founding partner of Murta Goyanes Advogados, Murta will be part of the panel “A (...)
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