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Patent and trademark backlog in Brazil – Court Orders Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office to decide old cases

It is an old question in Brazil, how to cope with patent and trademark applications which have been pending before the BPTO for a long time.

Posted on: 7/8/2017

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Proposal of resolution to fight the patent backlog without costs and increasing revenues is presented by Gustavo Leonardos to the Executive Secretary of the Ministery of the Development, Industry and Commerce.

75% of patent applications have been pending for over ten years. The proposal implies no costs and increasing revenues. A copy was presented to the presidencies of the Brazilian PTO, ABPI and to the National Industry Confederation.

Posted on: 3/8/2017

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The BPTO and countries of ProSur start their Patent Prosecution Highway this week.

Patent Prosecution is now on a faster track.

Posted on: 4/7/2017

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Brazil on a faster path to promoting the diffusion of green technology and environmental innovation.

Ana Paula Jardim and Andréa Granthon report on the most recent updates of the Green Patent Program in Brazil for LSIPR Bio mazagine.

Posted on: 14/6/2017

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Luiz Leonardos & Advogados team recognized by IAM 1000 Patent

The IAM Patent 1000 is a guide that seeks to identify the leading offices and outstanding professionals in the area of patents around the world.

Posted on: 12/6/2017

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What is the impact of Resolutions Nº 189 and Nº191 by the Brazilian Patent Office?

The Brazilian Patent Office published recently two important Resolutions, referring to different aspects of filing and prosecution of Brazilian patent applications.

Posted on: 2/6/2017

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NEW RULINGS ON THE RECORDAL FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSE AGREEMENTS IN BRAZIL

By means of Ordinance No. 070 (the “Ordinance”), the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (“BPTO”) establishes modifications on the administrative procedure...

Posted on: 18/4/2017

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New rules regarding ANVISA’s prior consent

Brazilian PTO and National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) have recently formalized new rules regarding ANVISA’s examination of patent applications related to pharmaceutical products/processes...

Posted on: 12/4/2017

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Clearer rules regarding the submission of assignment documents for PCT national phase entries and PCT applications.

Former Resolution 174 was revoked by newly issued Resolution 179. Resolution 179 establishes the new conditions for submission of assignment documents relating to priority claims in a PCT application and/or a PCT application itself.

Posted on: 1/3/2017

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The Brazilian PTO has changed the format of the Patent Industrial Property

The Brazilian PTO has changed the format of the Patent Industrial Property Journal (the Official Gazette) in pdf without giving any instructions on how the offices...

Posted on: 31/1/2017

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Note on the backlog of trademark applications pending first examination

The backlog relative to the examination of trademark applications has been decreasing, albeit remaining high. According to the information disclosed in november by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office...

Posted on: 12/12/2016

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Luiz Leonardos was invited by the BPTO’s President, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, to take part in the ceremony in which will be delivered the Roquefort Appellation of Origin Certificat

Luiz Leonardos was invited by the BPTO’s President, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, to take part in the ceremony in which will be delivered the Roquefort Appellation of Origin Certificat

Posted on: 21/11/2016

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For the next AIPLA Annual Meeting, our office will be represented by two partners from our patents team

For the next AIPLA Annual Meeting, our office will be represented by two partners from our patents team

Posted on: 25/10/2016

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Andréa Granthon will be representing Luiz Leonardos & Advogados at the BIO Latin America Conference 2016

Andréa Granthon will be representing Luiz Leonardos & Advogados at the BIO Latin America Conference 2016

Posted on: 25/10/2016

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The Legal 500 Latin America has awarded Luiz Leonardos & Advogados as a Leading Firm of 2016

The Legal 500 Latin America has awarded Luiz Leonardos & Advogados as a Leading Firm of 2016

Posted on: 14/10/2016

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Proposal to decrease the patent backlog receives feedback from the IP Community

We have received many comments about the proposal made last week by Gustavo Leonardos to decrease the patent backlog at the Brazilian PTO...

Posted on: 6/10/2016

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Gustavo Leonardos and Luiz Leonardos will actively be participating during the AIPPI World Congress 2016 in Milano

Gustavo Leonardos and Luiz Leonardos will actively be participating during the AIPPI World Congress 2016 in Milano: Gustavo will meet the TRIPS Committee team...

Posted on: 15/9/2016

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Luiz Leonardos will lecture about the Developments of Geographical Indications during the 20 years of the IP Law, together with the Brazilian PTO's President, Luiz Otávio Pimentel

This Sunday, Luiz Leonardos, former executive president and current honorary president of the association, will speak in the lecture about the Developments of Geographical Indications during the 20 years...

Posted on: 26/8/2016

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Did you know? The Brazilian PTO has expedited prosecution for Brazilian industrial design applications related to sporting goods

The Brazilian Patent Office faces a significant backlog in connection with the examination of patent applications as well as industrial design applications, as it is widely known...

Posted on: 22/6/2016

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Do the Brazilian measures to expedite the examination of some patent applications conflict with the TRIPS agreement? Check on article published on Who's Who Legal

The original article can be found on the June edition of the magazine or on the link below.

Posted on: 16/6/2016

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Luiz Leonardos participates on the seminar that discussed the 20th aniversary of the Intellectual Property Law

Luiz Leonardos participates on the seminar that discussed the 20th aniversary of the Intellectual Property Law

Posted on: 7/6/2016

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United States-Brazil Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

The USPTO and the Brazilian PTO just concluded an agreement on a Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program...

Posted on: 16/3/2016

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The President of the Brazilian PTO, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, affirms that (...) we would need 5.050 examinors to fix the backlog in one year

The President of the Brazilian PTO, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, affirms that (...) we would need 5.050 examinors to fix the backlog in one year

Posted on: 6/2/2016

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LUIZ LEONARDOS & ADVOGADOS at ASIPI in Ciudad de Mexico

The XVIII Works Sessions and Administrative Council Conference took place from November 30 to December 3 2014 in the exuberant Ciudad de Mexico...

Posted on: 16/4/2015

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ROQUEFORT allowed as a Geographical Indication

As per notice published in the Official Gazette dated February 2, 2013, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) allowed the Geographical Indication (Appelation of Origin) for ROQUEFORT...

Posted on: 20/2/2013

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CHAMPAGNE granted as a Geographical Indication

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office has granted to CIVC - COMITE INTERPROFESSIONEL DU VIN DE CHAMPAGNE...

Posted on: 17/12/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at the INTA Leadership Meeting in Orlando, Florida, in November 2012

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 2012 INTA Leadership Meeting from November 6-10, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A..

Posted on: 1/11/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at the AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2012

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the Annual Meeting of AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) between...

Posted on: 25/10/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at APAA Meetings in Thailand

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 16th General Assembly and 60th & 61st Council Meetings of APAA

Posted on: 10/10/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at the 43rd AIPPI World Congress

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the 43rd World Intellectual Property Congress by the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) between

Posted on: 10/9/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at the 32nd. Congress of ABPI

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados attended the main event in Brazil for the Intellectual Property community, the 32nd...

Posted on: 20/8/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. no INTA's Trademark Administrators Conference

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados estará presente na "Trademark Administrators Conference"...

Posted on: 10/8/2012

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Luiz Leonardos & Cia. at INTA's Trademark Administrators Conference

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados will attend the upcoming "Trademark Administrators Conference" by the International Trademark Association (INTA) between...

Posted on: 10/8/2012

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