Newsletter - February 2023

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Immediate impacts of the New Government at the Brazilian PTO

On January, Vice President Geraldo Alckmin took over the Ministry of Development, Industry, Commerce and Services (MDIC). The Ministry will rule the Brazilian PTO.

The first month of the year showed positive signs of development at the PTO. The renewal of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) project, as well as other projects regarding expediting patent examination and the Brazil's adherence to the Hague Agreement are good signs that the PTO is a priority in the new Government.

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Dispute for 5G patents: Brazilian court decision

Recently, the dispute over 5G technology patents between two major telecommunication players Apple x Ericsson has come to an end. The companies maintained an agreement for the use of broadband internet mobile networks signed in 2015, which ended in January 2022.

Ericsson filed a lawsuit against Apple, as the plaintiff understood that the 5G standard technology patented by them was being infringed on electronic devices on the market.

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New rules on the recordal of contracts at the INPI

Upon analyzing some issues raised by the Licensing Executive Society (LES) Brazil and the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC-Brasil, the INPI established new rules on the recordal of technology contracts. 

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Green light for Japanese automotive manufacturer’s Industrial Designs

It is undeniable that IP protection goes beyond trademarks and patent of inventions, also approaching the design of an original and new object. In this context, some news took place this week at the BRPTO regarding the automobile sector, an important field with several examples of essential industrial designs.

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Some numbers about the fertilizers field in Brazil

The urgent need to develop agricultural systems that produce more and in a sustainable way is recognized at least since the disclosure of 2030 Agenda.

The fertilizers development, production, consumption, and exportation have been a field of interest in Brazil for a long time, as agribusiness represents a significant percentage of the Brazilian GDP.

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