Agrochemicals debated in Brazilian Senate

On June 12th, a debate about the “Importance of governmental politics on industrial property to fight against the negative impacts of agrobusiness”, requested by Senator Lasier Martins (Podemos/RS), was organized in the Senate by the Commission of Agriculture and Agrarian reform (CRA).  

Agrochemicals debated in Brazilian Senate

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Proposal authorizes BRPTO to conclude agreements and partnerships to streamline patents

Bill #2334/19 authorizes the signature of covenants or partnerships between the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and public or private entities. The text seeks to alter the Brazilian IP Statute(9.279/96), which also refers to the authority’s competences.   

Proposal authorizes BRPTO to conclude agreements and partnerships to streamline patents

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Brazil’s involvement in international organizations strengthened after votes by Senate

The Senate Plenary approved on May 30th the international agreement on Brazil’s greater involvement in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Brazil’s involvement in international organizations strengthened after votes by Senate

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Brazilian Senate approves Regulatory Agencies’ Legal Framework

The bill intents to regulate “the management, the organization, the decision process and the social control” of the federal regulatory agencies in Brazil.  

The Brazilian Senate’s floor approved on May 30, 2019 the text of the General Law of Regulatory Agencies (Bill S. 52 of 2013 or PLS 52/2013), which establishes a variety of measures that aim to guarantee the transparency and autonomy of these institutions, as well as to avoid the interference of private sector interests on regulatory requirements. The bill also deals with the interaction between regulatory agencies and competition agencies, as well as the operational interaction between regulatory agencies and federal, state, and municipal regulatory bodies. 

Brazilian Senate approves Regulatory Agencies’ Legal Framework

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BRPTO confirms partnership to facilitate patent application and grant

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) signed on May 24th a protocol of intentions with the Aeronautical Engineering Institute (ITA), and a cooperation agreement with the Research Foundation of São Paulo (FAPESP).

BRPTO confirms partnership to facilitate patent application and grant

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BRPTO takes on the pro tempore presidency of IP BRICS

During the 11th BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) meeting held in Cape Town – South Africa on April 14-16, the pro tempore presidency of the IP BRICS was transferred to the BRPTO, which will be responsible for the coordination of the block’s activities for a year.   

BRPTO takes on the pro tempore presidency of IP BRICS

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Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

The first visit of a Prime Minister from Israel to Brazil for Bolsonaro’s inauguration ceremony symbolized closer ties between the two countries. Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence is even more noteworthy as only 46 foreign delegations attended the event.  

Brazil and Israel, the revival of the bilateral relationship

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Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

Jair Bolsonaro, who travelled last week to the United States (US) on his first bilateral visit, demonstrated he is prioritizing the construction of a solid partnership with Donald Trump’s administration. [Link] Trump declared that “the US and Brazil have never been this close”, and rewarded Brazil through concessions for its approximation to the US. [Link

Jair Bolsonaro in Washington: Visit key points

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