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New procedural rules in Brazil and their impact on IP litigation

By Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta and Matheus Gil do Amaral

A new Civil Procedure Code – due to come into force in March – should finally tackle Brazil’s crippling judicial backlog, which affects all legal proceedings, including trademark and related matters. However, there remains fierce opposition to the code

The Brazilian judiciary’s backlog in most of the relevant jurisdictions, particularly in regard to appeals, has become chaotic to the point of having a negative economic impact on the whole country. Unsurprisingly, the situation is also affecting rights holders doing business in Brazil.

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