BPTO publishes new Basic Manual for Patent Protection.
In June 2021, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published the updated version of the Basic Manual for Patent Protection, aiming at guiding patent applicants and/or owners as to proceedings before the BPTO, as well as discussing the main topics of Industrial Property related to patents. The new Basic Manual replaces the former publications of Patent Applicant Manual, Electronic (...)
MGA & IAM PATENTS 1000 – 2021
We are pleased to announce that Murta Goyanes was once again ranked among the best patent firms by the IAM Patents 1000 guide. Antonio Murta, Luiza Duarte and Vinícius Casciano were also listed among the best practitioners in the field. “Close partner attention, a bespoke approach to each brief and prompt delivery of results are all baked into the (...)
Murta Goyanes Advogados & The Legal 500: Intellectual Property Country Comparative Guide.
We are happy to announce that we were invited to contribute to the Legal 500 Intellectual Property Comparative Guide in partnership with Gowling WLG. As exclusive contributors from Brazil, Antonio Murta, Maria Eduarda Dib, Vicente Rosenfeld and Vinícius Casciano answered questions about the Brazilian Intellectual Property law and practices. The material is available for consultation (...)
The leadership of public R&D institutions and the difficulties of the private sector at the Brazilian innovation system.
In June 2020, the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) was praised by the American company Clarivate Analytics for being the Brazilian university with the highest number of patents filed between 2010 and 2019 at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). Said Institution was also mentioned as leader in the ranking of the best patent applicants in Brazil between 2014 and 2019, (...)
BPTO extends the deadline for requesting fast-track examination for Covid-19 – related technologies.
On June 29, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 29/2021, which extends the deadline to request fast-track examination for Covid-19-related technologies. According to such Ordinance, all requests must be submitted before the BPTO until December 31, 2021 by the applicant, owner or third party (individual or legal entity), and contain arguments which attest the relationship (...)
Data leakage does not generate automatic compensation for moral damages.
The 2nd Civil Court of Osasco, São Paulo, decided that damages resulting from data leaks must be proven to justify the payment of moral damages1. According to the judge, it would be necessary to assess whether the leakage of the plaintiff’s data actually caused any damage. General allegations that the plaintiff suffered psychological damages, such as receipt of telemarketing calls, are not sufficient without demonstrating that the (...)
Numbers of software filings and registrations set record in 2021.
Since the implementation of the e-Software system in September 2017, the number of software filings at the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) has broken a monthly record with 366 applications in May 2021. From January to May this year, there was a 20% increase in fillings and 17.6% in registrations when compared to the (...)
State Court cannot declare the nullity of the trademark registration affirmed by the Federal Court, even if incidentally, says STJ.
The 3rd Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (“STJ”) understood that the State Court cannot declare null a trademark registration recognized by the Federal Court1. The decision of the Minas Gerais State Court of Justice set that it is not possible to grant exclusive right over the trademark “Bristol”, since its registration before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (“INPI”) would have (...)