Brazilian researchers develop a biosensor adapted to diagnose covid-19. Researchers at the São Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC) develop biosensors capable of diagnosing covid-19, by inserting a DNA sequence (deoxyribonucleic acid) capable of identifying the covid-19 virus into an existing biosensor.  The developed biosensors comprise three main components: (i) a recognition biomolecule capable of specifically (...)
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Aid law for the cultural sector is signed by the President. The President, Jair Bolsonaro, signed into Aldir Blanc Law, providing emergency actions for the cultural sector to be adopted during the state of public calamity, recognized in Legislative Decree No. 6 of March 2020. The bill had been approved by a large majority in (...)
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World Intellectual Property Organization (‘WIPO’) launches guides on identifying and using patent information in the public domain. Researches, inventors and entrepreneurs will be able to benefit from the new guides recently developed by WIPO to identify and use information in the public domain. Considering that a particular subject matter is protected under patent rights, several (...)
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The right to be forgotten cannot be used as an argument to remove historically and culturally relevant content. According to a decision issued by a judge from the 2nd Civil Court of Aracaju1  , the interests of people involved in historical facts are not a valid justification for removing content that promotes the collective right to information. This (...)
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Brazil announces agreement to produce experimental vaccine against COVID-19. On June 27, 2020, the Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced an agreement with the University of Oxford and the drugmaker AstraZeneca to start producing locally the experimental vaccine ChAdOx1 against COVID-19. According to the partnership announced, the Brazilian Government will receive the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) (...)
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FSA approves emergency measures for the audiovisual sector. The Managing Committee of the Audiovisual Sector Fund (FSA) met last Wednesday (24) to approve a series of emergency measures for the audiovisual sector. Among the measures is creation of the Special Support Program for the Small Exhibitor, which consists in immediate assistance to exhibitor groups of (...)
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Brazilian researchers are studying the development of an anti-coronavirus tissue. Researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in partnership with Universitat Jaume I, from Spain, are developing a fabric capable of inactivating Covid-19. The material consisting of a mixture of polyester, cotton and silver microparticles fixed on its surface through the pad-dry-cure process will (...)
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Use of a fan’s image in soccer match for advertising does not generate compensation by moral damages. On June 16, 2020, the 3rd Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (“STJ”) decided unanimously1 that the use of the image of a fan in a soccer match for a car advertising campaign does not generate the duty (...)
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