The Guide How to Protect Intellectual Property in Brazil

Ricci Propriedade Intelectual, established in 1989, is an office specialized in Intellectual Property matters and other related topics, acting with large experience, in the Brazilian market and [...]

Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) Annual Meeting

The senior associate of Ricci Intellectual Property, Daniel Adensohn de Souza, has represented the office at the International Congress of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), which took [...]

Ending of the special protection of the registered trademarks of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2016

In January 2017, the Brazilian PTO Trademark Office has issued a communication informing the cessation of the temporary special protection granted to registered trademarks owned by the organizer [...]

“Green Patents” with prioritized examination in Brazil

After four years as pilot program, recently, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) made the prioritized examination of “green patents” permanent. The green technology comprises, in [...]

Brazil signs up the Hague Convention and reduce the bureaucracy of legalization of foreign public documents

After almost 55 years of waiting, in the last day of August 14, 2016 entered into force in Brazil the “Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents”, known [...]

Great news about the IP rights protection in Brazil

Daniel Adensohn de Souza The next years promise to be a remarkable for the owners of Industrial Property rights concerned to protect them in Brazil. First of all, after became available the [...]

Paris Convention – Decree No. 75572/75

Article 1 Establishment of the Union; Scope of Industrial Property2 (1) The countries to which this Convention applies constitute a Union for the protection of industrial property. (2) The [...]

TRIPS – Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Members, Desiring to reduce distortions and impediments to international trade, and taking into account the need to promote effective and adequate protection of intellectual property rights, and [...]

Brazilian Copyright Law – Law No. 9.610/98

Title I Introductory Provisions   Article 1 This Law governs copyright, the term encompassing the rights of authors and neighboring rights.   Article 2 Foreigners resident outside the [...]

Plant Variety Protection Law – Law No. 9.456/97

Establishing the Plant Variety Protection Law and enacting other measures   THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC Be it known that the National Congress has decreed and that I hereby sanction the [...]

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