17
May 2021
Latin America

Final decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding patent term of protection for Brazilian patents

As you may recall, the Brazilian Supreme Court confirmed last week the unconstitutionality of Art 40 of the Patent Law which...
10
May 2021
Latin America

Decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding patent term of protection for Brazilian patents

The Brazilian Supreme Court has finally issued in May 7, 2021 a decision for the constitutional challenge regarding the...
12
Apr 2021
Latin America

Update on the expected decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding patent term of protection for Brazilian patents

Still pending issuance of a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court for the constitutional challenge raised in 2016 regarding...
12
Apr 2021
Latin America

New measures adapted by the Brazilian Patent Office to reduce the backlog of pending patent applications

In accordance with Ordinance 21/2021 published by the Brazilian Patent Office on March 30, 2021, the previously applied program...
22
Feb 2021
Global IP

Patent subsidies for patent application will be no longer available in China as of June 2021

On January 27, 2021, the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) issued a Notice informing that all kinds...
21
Jan 2021
Latin America

DEVELOPMENTS IN VENEZUELA IN IP MATTERS

In 2020, several official notices were issued by the VE PTO, as duly informed on February 07th, 2020 the Venezuelan PTO...
07
Jan 2021
Latin America

Update on the PPH Program and further news regarding prosecution of patent applications in Brazil

The Brazilian Patent Office has introduced some changes on the PPH program effective as of January 1, 2021, basically...
28
Dec 2020
Europe

Brexit update

The Brexit “Neverending Story” appears at last to be coming to an end. After many postponements and delays, the European Union...
13
Aug 2020
Latin America

Paraguay joins the club of online Trademark offices

In its aim to become a paperless office and as a direct result of the office closure due to COVID-19, the Paraguayan trade mark...
14
Jul 2020
Latin America

New Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property in Mexico

After 29 years of existence, Mexico's 1991 Industrial Property Law has been withdrawn to give way to the Federal Law on the Protection...