FEB
4

Three reasons to worry (but not to despair) about data privacy in Brazil

Ana Carolina F. de Melo Brito

A surprising aspect of the LGPD is that its application is so broad, possibly impacting all the segments and sectors of companies, that compliance may initially appear to be virtually impossible to attain. Hence, questions arise regarding how best to abide by it.

DEC
17
2019

The step-by-step guide to section 1782 discovery for brazilian lawyers

Jessica Ortiz, Lauren M. Weinstein, Rafael C. Savastano

Section 1782 discovery requests, if properly pursued, can be of enormous assistance to Brazilian attorneys looking to bolster their discovery efforts and, ultimately, their chances of success.

DEC
2
2019

Hope for new technologies in Brazil as the country thrives to solve patent backlog

Rodrigo Mourão

In the end of September 2019, Xiaomi launched in China their new mobile smartphone Mi MIX Alpha, which is equipped with one of the most, if not the most, potent processors to date, the Snapdragon 855 plus by Qualcomm.

NOV
21
2019

Brazil Patent Law: Judicial Patent Invalidation

Ana Paula Brito

The cancellation has retrospective effect, which in turn undermines any question of royalties discussed in the infringement lawsuit.

NOV
4
2019

Trade Dress Protection in Brazil - A Glimpse at the Beverage Market

Ana Paula Affonso Brito

According to São Paulo State Court, by analyzing both products side by side on the market, a regular customer could easily get confused in view of the clear similarity between Jeropiga and Jurupinga. Besides having similar marks, both drinks’ colors are identical, the label backgrounds have similar colors and the images of bottles, barrels and bunches of grapes are both printed in similar colors.

OCT
21
2019

Brazilian trade union structure, the 4th industrial revolution, and the representativeness of new workers and companies*

Maria Lucia Ciampa Benhame Puglisi

The article presents the Brazilian union structure and analyses the situation of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

AUG
12
2019

Brazil about to enter the madrid system

Roberta Arantes and Cecília T. Delgado de Moura

A lot of effort and investment has been made to achieve WIPO’s requirements to accede the Protocol and place Brazil among the already 120 countries that are covered by the system.

AUG
9
2019

“I did it my way - Saving a Brazilian patent application

Magnus Aspeby

Brazilian patent practitioners, and in particular those working with the PCT, will remember that for many years there were simultaneously two different time limits for entering the National Phase, namely:

JUL
26
2019

FaceApp’s viral success creates privacy concerns in Brazil

Dirceu Pereira de Santa Rosa

The ˜Procon SP Foundation”, a not-for-profit consumer protection watchdog linked to the Secretary of Justice from the State of Sao Paulo, recently sent warning letters to the developers of FaceApp, Wireless Lab, as well as to Apple and Google, owners of the virtual stores that make the app available In Brazil. In these letters, Procon SP demands all companies to inform and clarify why the application collects consumer data.

JUL
22
2019

Brazilian Intellectual Property Protection in the Mercosur / EU Trade Agreement

Claudia Zeraik

In view of the favorable export environment that is now being envisaged for Brazilian producers, the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union, as well as Brazil´s accession to the Madrid Protocol should be celebrated as a step forward in the protection of intelectual property.

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