Decree re–creates the National Council to Fight Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property
Decree No. 9.875/2019, published in the Official Gazette of June 28, 2019, re-creates the National Council to Fight Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property. The purpose of the Council is to establish guidelines for the proposal of a national plan to combat piracy, smuggling, tax evasion, and crimes against intellectual property.
The Council will also develop studies and propose measures against piracy; carry out statistical surveys; encourage and assist the planning of special and investigative operations; propose mechanisms to combat the entry of illegal products in the country; suggest specific inspections at ports, airports, border posts and highways; stimulate, assist and promote the training of public agents; promote or coordinate educational campaigns; monitor activities through reports; and establish mechanisms for dialogue and collaboration with the Legislative and Judiciary branches.
In addition, the Council will now be composed by 18 representatives as follows: 5 representatives of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security; 2 representatives from the Ministry of Economy; 5 representatives of civil society; 1 representative of the Ministry of Citizenship; 1 representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 1 representative of the Brazilian PTO; 1 representative of the National Film Agency; 1 representative of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency; and 1 representative of the National Telecommunications Agency. A representative of the Federal Senate and one of the Chamber of Deputies will be invited to compose the council and will have voting rights.