Organisation: Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office

A new chapter in Brazil as INPI appoints senior leadership and looks to the future

Following months of uncertainty, the Brazilian INPI is implementing significant changes, with a new pledge to hire more examiners in an attempt to tackle the trademark backlog.

12 October 2023

Cannabis industry trademarks: INPI issues conflicting decisions

Recent decisions issued by INPI concerning trademark applications including the word element ‘cannabis’ seem to be based on inconsistent reasoning.

09 October 2023

Legal Updates you may have missed: wins and fails for non-traditional trademarks

To kick off our latest series of pieces highlighting recent Legal Updates that you may have missed, we look at what it takes to register sound and position marks - and when applications for such marks did not make the grade.

02 October 2023

Brazil: Economic success matched by jump in counterfeiting

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement: Global Guide 2023

Anti-counterfeiting efforts are rising up the agenda as Brazil’s burgeoning economy is shadowed by a similar boom in infringing goods.

29 September 2023

Position marks in Brazil: mixed fortunes for brand owners

The inconsistency of the Patent and Trademark Office’s decisions inaugurates a phase of uncertainty regarding the registration of position marks.

21 June 2023

INPI and USPTO cooperation; Swiss counterfeit destruction change; IPONZ update – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a man being jailed over an EU-wide Apple counterfeits scam, and much more.

16 May 2023

Innovation at the Brazilian IP Office: spotlight on non-core tools and services

Featured in IP office tools and services

In a new edition of our regular series, the acting president of the Brazilian IP Office shares the innovative non-core tools and services that the agency has implemented or is planning for the future.

21 April 2023

Uncertainty remains at Brazilian IP Office, as agency pledges fix for technical issues

While an interim president is currently leading the agency, a local expert tells WTR there is little sign of progress on appointing permanent leadership.

11 April 2023

Important updates regarding the examination of non-use cancellation proceedings

The Patent and Trademark Office has published Technical Note No 03/2022, providing updated guidelines for the examination of non-use cancellation proceedings.

31 March 2023

Brazil: INPI moves forward with projects on gender equity and social inclusion

Featured in WTR Special Report Q4 2022: Building a better workplace: How to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the IP industry

05 January 2023

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