Federal Government enacts Law No. 14,200 with new rules for compulsory license of patents.
On September 2, 2021, the Federal Government enacted Law No. 14,200, which amends Law No. 9,279/96 – the Brazilian Industrial Property Law (BIPL), as to compulsory licensing in cases of national or international emergency, and in case of public interest or recognition of public calamity nationwide. The compulsory licenses will be made on a case-by-case basis upon (a) payment of an indemnity to (...)
Lawyers of Murta Goyanes are recognized by WWL Copyrights.
We are pleased to announce that our attorneys Antonio Murta Filho, Marcelo Goyanes, Luiza Duarte, Íris Sá and Tatiana Suschko have been recognized by the WWL Copyrights 2021 ranking.
BPTO informs the new proceedings for prosecution of pharmaceutical patent applications after extinction of ANVISA’s prior approval.
On August 31, 2021, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published information on its website concerning the prosecution of pharmaceutical patent applications after extinction of the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)’s prior approval. We would like to point out the following: i. the exchange of patent applications between both institutions was ended on August 27, 2021; ii. patent applications with examination already (...)
ANVISA’s prior approval on pharmaceutical patent applications is no longer required.
On August 26, 2021, Law No. 14,195 was published and revoked the sole paragraph of Article 40 and Article 229-C of Law No. 9,279/1996 (the Brazilian Industrial Property Law – BIPL). The sole paragraph of Article 40, which was recently declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Federal Court, extended the term of validity of patents of invention whose applications took more than 10 years to be examined (...)
BPTO updates proceedings for entering into the Brazilian national phase of PCT applications.
On August 24, 2021, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Ordinance No. 39, which updates proceedings for entering into the Brazilian national phase of PCT patent applications and, therefore, replaces Resolutions Nos. 77/2013 and 179/2017. The Ordinance No. 39 stablishes a significant change over the former resolutions as to the following points: (i) (...)
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 (...)