Bolsonaro appoints new minister to lead the General Secretariat

General Floriano Peixoto has been appointed as Minister of the Presidency’s General Secretariat, after President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed Gustavo Bebianno on February 18th, amid a scandal involving campaign financing for some of the Social Liberal Party’s (PSL) congressional candidates. 

Bolsonaro appoints new minister to lead the General Secretariat

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Cláudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new President

Assessment of the past administration (2015-2018) and upcoming challenges

On February 11th , the nomination of Cláudio Vilar Furtado was announced in the Federal register. Licks Attorneys had already published the information on January 8th following the declaration by the Ministry of the Economy.

Cláudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new President

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Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

Brazil’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo, traveled this week to the United States (US) to prepare for Jair Bolsonaro’s official visit next month.

Minister of Foreign Affairs travels to the US to prepare Bolsonaro’s visit next month

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Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

During the visit of Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, to Brazil mid-January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro stated his government would work towards a more efficient and depoliticized Mercosultaking distance from earlier statements that the bloc would not be a priority. 

Bolsonaro and the future of Mercosul

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Phase II of Brazilian PPH program with the JPO on its way

The BRPTO and the JPO signed, on January 16, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, the renovation of the PPH Pilot program between both Offices. The new phase of the program will be in force for two years starting from April 2019 and up to 200 applications shall be accepted into it, being limited to one application per applicant per month.

Phase II of Brazilian PPH program with the JPO on its way

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Bolsonaro gives keynote address at the World Economic Forum

On his first international trip since he became President, Jair Bolsonaro delivered, this Tuesday 22nd January, the keynote speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. 

Bolsonaro gives keynote address at the World Economic Forum

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Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

The election of Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party, PSL) on October 28th, 2018 as Brazil’s next President signals a departure from the foreign policy conducted by Head of States affiliated to the Workers’ Party (PT) in the past decade and a half. In fact, Bolsonaro has constructed his political identity on a narrative of radical change [Link].

Prospects on Bolsonaro’s foreign policy

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The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) renew Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) formalized this Wednesday 16th January in Tokyo the agreement to renew the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between Brazil and Japan. Liane Lage, Director of Patents, Computer programs and Topographies of Integrated circuits of the INPI, and Susumu Iwasaki, Director of JPO’s Third Division of Patents (Chemistry and Life and Material Sciences) were present during the ceremony.

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) renew Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

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