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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
Recent decisions issued by INPI concerning trademark applications including the word element ‘cannabis’ seem to be based on inconsistent reasoning.
09 October 2023
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
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
The inconsistency of the Patent and Trademark Office’s decisions inaugurates a phase of uncertainty regarding the registration of position marks.
21 June 2023
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
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
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
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
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