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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Federal Agencies will have until March to create anti-corruption programs

Almost 100 federal agencies will have to prepare their respective integrity plans in the next three months. The measure was published by the Comptroller General of the Union – CGU, as Resolution # n. 57/2019, amending Resolution # n. 1.089/2018, which established the Federal government’s Integrity programs.

Federal Agencies will have until March to create anti-corruption programs

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Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s President

Under strong security, Jair Bolsonaro took office as Brazil’s President on January 1st. The inauguration was organized in four stages: it began in the afternoon with an ecumenical cult in the Cathedral of Brasilia. From there, Bolsonaro paraded next to the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, in a vehicle that took him to the National Congress, where he took office as president and stated that he wants to free Brazil from corruption, crime and economic mismanagement. Soon after, he headed to the Planalto Palace, the executive branch’s head office, and, in the evening, he participated in a cocktail held in the Itamaraty Palace, the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s President

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Ministry of the Economy announces Cláudio Vilar Furtado as the new President of the Brazilian PTO

The Ministry of the Economy announced this Tuesday, January 8th, the nomination of Mr. Cláudio Vilar Furtado as the new President of the Brazilian Patent Office (BRPTO).

Ministry of the Economy announces Cláudio Vilar Furtado as the new President of the Brazilian PTO

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Brazil creates a national data protection authority and a national policy for the security of information at the federal administration

The last few days of Brazilian President Michel Temer’s term at the office brought relevant news with regard to privacy and data protection matters. On Dec. 27, Temer enacted Provisional Measure #869/2018, which creates the National Protection Data Authority (NPDA), a regulatory body for data treatment activities. On Dec. 26, the President also enacted Decree #9.637/2018, which establishes a National Policy for the Security of Information to be adopted by the federal administration, aiming to secure the integrity, confidentiality and authenticity of the information at the federal level.

Brazil creates a national data protection authority and a national policy for the security of information at the federal administration

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Brazil General Elections: an overview of the 2019 National Congress

The 2018 General elections brought the largest change to the Brazilian Congress in 20 years, with many traditional parties and politicians losing ground to a new composition of congressmen. The results showed a clear growth of right-wing actors in Congress, generally in favor of economic liberalism, rather than nationalistic and anti-IP agendas. Indeed, the Liberal Social Party (PSL) had the biggest growth in seats at the Congress.

Brazil General Elections: an overview of the 2019 National Congress

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Bolsonaro as President: address to the Brazilian people on October 28 after his election

After the results of the elections this Sunday, elected President Jair Bolsonaro (Social Liberal Party, PSL) addressed the Brazilian people on television. In his government, he will seek to reduce the Federal government’s structure and simplify bureaucracy, as well as to eliminate waste in public spending and political privileges. He will aim at stopping the growth of debt and make public deficit and interest rates drop. 

Bolsonaro as President: address to the Brazilian people on October 28 after his election

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Brazil Presidential Election: looking ahead after the results

The results of the Brazilian Presidential elections on October 2018 confirmed the victory of Jair Bolsonaro, who will be in government from January 1st, 2019 to 2022. The candidate of the Liberal Social Party (PSL) won 55.13% of the valid votes (57.7 million) against his opponent Fernando Haddad, of the Workers’ Party (PT), who obtained 44.87% of the valid votes (47 million).

Brazil Presidential Election: looking ahead after the results

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