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POSITION MARKS AND NEW ORDINANCE ISSUED BY THE BRAZILIAN PTO

On September 13, 2021, the Brazilian PTO issued Ordinance No. 37, ruling the registrability of position marks, which will go into effect on October 01, 2021.

Posted on: 23/9/2021

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End of ANVISA's prior consent

On August 26, 2021, Law No. 14,195 was enacted with the purpose of modernizing and reducing bureaucracy in the business environment in Brazil. Among other measures, this law revokes Article 229-C of the Brazilian Industrial Property Law

Posted on: 2/9/2021

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Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is recommended by IAM PATENT 1000

The law firm was recognized by the 2021 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 guide.

Posted on: 23/7/2021

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Superior Court of Justice: no exclusive rights over prex derived from active ingredient of medicine

Patrícia Aragão Lusoli and Pedro Zardo Junior debates the recent decision of The Fourth Panel of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice

Posted on: 21/7/2021

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BPTO has granted protection to the Geographical Indication Santa Catarina for wines, sparkling wines and brandy

On June 29, 2021, the BPTO has granted protection to the Geographical Indication Santa Catarina, as an Indication of Origin, for fine wines, noble wine, liqueur wine, natural sparkling wine, sparkling muscatel wine, and brandy.

Posted on: 7/7/2021

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IP Stars 2021 – Individual Rankings

We are pleased to share that four of our partners have been recognized by IP STARS 2021.

Posted on: 18/6/2021

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Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is once again recognized by the Leaders League Brazil guide

The firm was again recognized by the 2021 edition of the Leaders League Brazil guide, in the following areas: Patent prosecution, Trademark litigation and Trademark prosecution.

Posted on: 10/6/2021

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Brazilian Supreme Court decides on the extension of the decision that determined the sole paragraph of article 40 of the IP Law to be unconstitutional

After the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the provision of the Brazilian IP Law that guarantees the minimum term of validity of 10 years for patents of invention, and 7 years for utility model patents, counted from the grant, the Ministers have ruled that the legal effects...

Posted on: 13/5/2021

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Supreme Court declares unconstitutional the provision of the Brazilian IP Law that guarantees the minimum term of validity of 10 years for patents of invention, and 7 years for utility model patents, counted from the grant

The Brazilian Industrial Property Law (article 40, sole paragraph) established that the term of validity will be of either 20 years for patents of invention (and 15 years for utility model patents), counted from the filing date, or 10 years for patents of invention...

Posted on: 7/5/2021

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STJ ruled that the Brazilian PTO may proceed with lawsuit, even if the parties have signed a judicial agreement

The 4th Panel of the Superior Court of Justice - STJ unanimously decided, in a judgment published on March 25, 2021, that the Brazilian PTO may proceed with a lawsuit aiming the nullity of a trademark registration, even after the competitors have settled the case by an agreement.

Posted on: 23/4/2021

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New measures to combat the patent backlog

On April 1, 2021, Ordinance No. 21, published by the Brazilian PTO, entered into force, extending the issuance of preliminary office actions for invention patent applications, filed from January 1 to December 31, 2017 and pending examination

Posted on: 4/4/2021

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The Brazilian Supreme Court suspend in part the effectiveness of the sole paragraph of the art. 40 of Law No. 9,279

The Brazilian Supreme Court granted in part the urgent relief filed by the Federal State Attorney General, to suspend the effectiveness of the sole paragraph of the art. 40 of Law No. 9,279

Posted on: 4/4/2021

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LLIP was recognized by IP Stars 2021 guide

LLIP was recognized by the international publication IP Stars 2021 in the trademark practice.

Posted on: 31/3/2021

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Luiz Leonardos is recognized by the Chambers Brazil Contentious guide

Luiz Leonardos is recognized, in the Senior Statesman category, by the Chambers Brazil Contentious guide.

Posted on: 25/3/2021

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COPYRIGHT LAW AND THE DISCUSSION ABOUT ITS IMPROVEMENT

Massively present in our lives and most of the time passing unnoticed, the Brazilian Copyright Law (Law No. 9.610/98) has been the subject of debates regarding the needs for its modernization

Posted on: 16/3/2021

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The Brazilian Prosecutor General requested the Supreme Federal Court to immediately suspend the effects of Article 40 of the Industrial Property Law

The Brazilian Prosecutor General, Augusto Aras, requested the Supreme Federal Court to immediately suspend the effects of Article 40 of the Industrial Property Law. The provision concerns the term of validity of invention patents, under discussion in the Direct Unconstitutionality Action 5529.

Posted on: 3/3/2021

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Luiz Leonardos is once again recognized by Chambers Global 2021

Luiz Leonardos was once again recognized in the Senior Statespeople category by the 2021 edition of Chambers Global guide.

Posted on: 19/2/2021

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LLIP is recommended by the guide WTR 1000 2021

The firm was recognized by the 2021 edition of the guide World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Posted on: 17/2/2021

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The Brazilian Supreme Court - STF resume the trial regarding the right to be forgotten

The Brazilian Supreme Court - STF concluded that the right to be forgotten is not compatible with the Brazilian legal system and cannot be applied in cases of “disclosure of truthful acts and data lawfully obtained and published in analogue or digital media” .

Posted on: 12/2/2021

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Season's Greetings

Happy Holidays Season! Best wishes for a wonderful 2021!

Posted on: 21/12/2020

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Focus on Biotech: new guidelines published by the Brazilian PTO

This week, the new Patent Examination Guidelines for the Biotechnology Area came into force, revoking the latter Resolution No. 144, of 2015.

Posted on: 3/12/2020

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Luiz Leonardos is recommended by IAM Global Leaders

Partner Luiz Leonardos was recognized as a Global Leader by the 2021 edition of the IAM Global Leaders guide.

Posted on: 24/11/2020

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LLIP is nominated as most admired by Análise Advocacia 2020

The law firm was recognized by the 2020 edition of the guide Análise Advocacia 500 in the Intellectual Property practice. Managing Partner Gustavo Starling Leonardos was also indicated as most admired for his work in the area.

Posted on: 20/11/2020

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Gustavo Leonardos was recognized by the 2021 LACCA Approved edition in the Intellectual Property practice area

Luiz Leonardos´ Managing Partner Gustavo Leonardos was recognized by the 2021 LACCA Approved edition in the Intellectual Property practice area.

Posted on: 13/11/2020

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Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is recognized by the Latin Lawyer Nacional 2020

The firm was recognized by the 2020 edition of the Latin Lawyer National guide, in the Intellectual property practice. Luiz Leonardos e Gustavo Leonardos were also indicated for their work.

Posted on: 20/10/2020

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Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is recognized by The Legal 500 2021

LLIP was recognized by the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 guide in the Intellectual Property practice area.

Posted on: 16/10/2020

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Luiz Leonardos is nominated Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal

Luiz Leonardos was nominated by the international guide Who’s Who Legal as Thought Leader Brazil 2020

Posted on: 15/10/2020

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