The Brazilian PTO issued supplementary guidelines regarding the elements that will be accepted during appeal stage of patent applications
In our alert released on December 28, 2023, we reported that the Brazilian PTO had published new rules on the limits and scope of administrative appeals of patent applications (to read this alert, click here). On February 27, 2024, the Brazilian PTO published supplementary guidelines aiming to better clarify which actions will continue to be (...)
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MGA and its partners are featured in Chambers Global Guide 2024
2024 Brings Even More Reasons to Celebrate The firm Murta Goyanes Advogados and partners Antonio Murta, Beatriz Paci, and Marcelo Goyanes have been recognized in the Chambers Global Guide 2024. MGA is considered a leading firm in Patent, Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets and Media & Entertainment areas, with undeniable prominence and excellence in the (...)
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Murta Goyanes is recognized again by WTR 1000 as one of the best offices in the world specializing in Trademarks
International recognition – Murta Goyanes Advogados is once again cited in the 2024’s WTR 1000 – World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – ranking, in the Silver category. MGA partners Luiza Duarte Pereira, Antonio Murta and Marcelo Goyanes were mentioned by name in the text. “Murta Goyanes is one of the top IP firms in Brazil. (…) Marcelo (...)
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Marcelo Goyanes recognized as a reference in the list of the main lawyers and specialists in the world
The partner at Murta Goyanes Advogados, Marcelo Goyanes, is listed in the prestigious 2024 selection of WWL/Lexology (Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders Global Elite). Marcelo is praised in the list that brings together some of the world’s leading lawyers and experts, as a result of the votes of peers, corporate consultants and other market sources. This nomination reflects not only recognition, but according (...)
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Mickey in the Public Domain.
One of the most discussed topics in intellectual property law in the early days of 2024 was the fact that the characters Mickey and Minnie have entered into the public domain. However, certain important issues need to be highlighted beyond the headline “Mickey in the Public Domain.” “The first is that only the versions created (...)
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The Brazilian PTO publishes new rules regarding the submission of appeals against non-final rejection decisions
The BPTO has recently published new guidelines on the limits and scope of administrative appeals that affect patent, industrial design and trademark prosecution. The new guidelines will be effective as of April 02, 2024. Under the current rules, the substantive technical examination of a patent application is carried out by a First Level Examiner, who (...)
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The BPTO publishes ordinance to facilitate the control of annuity payments
On December 19, 2023, Ordinance INPI/PR No. 52 was published, regulating procedures related to the control of payment of annual fees, shelving of patent applications, and extinction of patents, as well as the restoration of patent applications and patents, in accordance with Articles 84 to 87 of Law No. 9,279/96 (BIPL). Many of these procedures (...)
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The BPTO establishes a new order for technical examination of patent applications
On December 13, 2023, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published in its official Gazette a technical note providing greater detail concerning the proposal that culminated in the modification of procedures in the distribution of patent applications for the conduction of the technical examination. According to the BPTO’s statement of December 12, and the (...)
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