Labor Court ordered a company to pay damages to a former employee for using his image in a marketing campaign.
The 2nd Panel of the Regional Labor Court of the 4th Region (TRT-RS)affirmed a lower court’s decision ordering a company to pay damages to a former employee due to the exposure of his image in advertising campaigns months after the end of the employment contract. According to the case records, the guard authorized the use (...)
Infringing gaming website, RomUniverse, is sued by Nintendo.
Nintendo claimed indemnity for damages of approximately US$ 15 million to RomUniverse website owner, Matthew Storman, in a lawsuit involving violations of intellectual property rights filed in a US court. Of the amount required by the plaintiff, US$ 4.41 million refers to copyright violations, and US$ 11.2 million to trademark infringements. Nintendo pleads that Matthew (...)
BPTO updates examination guidelines related to computer implemented inventions.
On December 29, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 411, which establishes the new version of examination guidelines for patent applications involving computer implemented inventions. The publication of said Ordinance is the final result of the public consultation initiated on August 17, 2020. Briefly, the BPTO affirmed the understanding that (...)
BPTO publishes new rules for submission of sequence listings.
On December 29, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 405, which updates proceedings related to submission of sequence listings, as well as the rules for proper representation of nucleotides and/or amino acids sequences on said listings. According to such Ordinance, the filing of sequence listings before the BPTO by means (...)
Brazilian State Court findscopyright infringementin thelayoutsoftransaction vouchers on card machines.
The 27th Civil Court of São Paulo ordered the company Stone Pagamentos to indemnify the designer Ricardo Martins for copyright infringement due to the imitation of his new layout of transaction receipts on card machines1. In 2016, after developing the layout as an exercise for a class he taught in a university course, the designer (...)
BPTO implements phase II of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project.
On December 29, 2020, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 404, which implements phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot project. Due to the success of the Combat Plan Against Backlog, the implementation of phase II, initially predicted to occur in 2022, was anticipated to the beginning of 2021. (...)
Mattel is ordered to pay collective moral damages for the practice of indirect child advertising on YouTube.
In an unanimous decision1, the Special Chamber of São Paulo’s Court of Justice ordered the payment of collective moral damages in the amount of R$ 200,000 by Mattel do Brasil, due to an advertising targeted at children aired on a minor’s youtuber channel. The toy maker, which also received a court order to refrain from doing such (...)
WIPO issues the 2020 Intellectual Property Indicators Report.
On December 07, 2020, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published the World Intellectual Property Indicators Report. With data and analysis on intellectual property of around 150 countries, the report provides material information to policy makers, business leaders and interested parties in general concerning macro trends in the innovation and creativity fields. According to the (...)