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Pharmaceutical Patents in Brazil

Prior to the 1996, the Industrial Property Law (from now on, referred to as LPI), pharmaceutical products were excluded from patent protection in our country. In April of 1997, under the above-mentioned law, chemical pharmaceutical inventions and transgenic microorganisms came under the protection of this law. There followed a heated debate about granting exclusive rights […]

Patent Examination Backlog: the 4 year examination goals

Among the most deserved critics of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) was its long-lasting and extreme backlog in the examination of both patent and trademark applications. Several reasons could be listed for such a chaotic situation, varying from lack of the government´s political interest in solving the matter to plain inefficiency of the […]

Non Fungible Tokens – NFTs

            A mídia especializada tem dado especial destaque para os NFTs. Os Non-Fungible Tokens, ou Tokens Não Fungíveis, fazem parte de um conceito abstrato que, no mundo da Internet, não demorou a viralizar devido aos valores envolvidos na sua comercialização.             Este conceito, porém, começou a ser desenvolvido há quase uma década, através do uso da tecnologia […]

Non Fungible Tokens – NFTs

The specialized media has highlighted NFTs. The non-Fungible Tokens are part of an abstract concept in the world of Internet. These tokens have gone viral due to their high sales value. This concept, however, began to be developed more than a decade ago through the use of blockchain technology. This technology is relevant in this […]