Newsletter Edition 28 - September 2021


ABPI participated in several events during September

September had many important events for the world of Intellectual Property, and ABPI was present at several of them.

ABPI’s president, Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, joined the opening panel of the XIII Academic Meeting on Industrial Property and Innovation at the BPTO, which took place on September 15th to 17th, under the theme “The Future of Intellectual Property in a Changing World”.

ABPI’s Executive Board, represented by its president, Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, and its Secretary Valdir Rocha, participated in the XXXV Jornadas Anuales de Propriedad Industrial, organized by the AAAPI – Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial (Argentine Association of Industrial Property Agents).

 ABPI was also represented by Council member Ricardo Pinho, as an observer at the 41st Session of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).

ABPI member Gustavo de Freitas Morais participated in a Public Hearing held by the Senate of the Future Commission on September 24th to debate the Brazilian patent legislation. He defended the maintenance of the vetoes to the recent Law 14,200/2021, which provides for the compulsory license of patents on vaccines and medicines to face health emergencies. By taking a stand in other items of current legislation (Law 9,279/96), Morais urged the end of the prohibition of patentability of isolated naturally occurring substances and the possibility of amendments until the end of the patent examination.

On September 28th ABPI was present at the XI ProspeCT&I – V International Congress of Profnit (Postgraduate program in intellectual property and technology transfer for innovation). ABPI’s president Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta joined the roundtable “Intellectual Property: Technological, Productive and Sustainable Autonomy” with the regional director of WIPO, José Graça Aranha, and Rita Machado, from the BPTO.

On the same day, the president of ABPI participated in the meeting of the Interministerial Group on Intellectual Property (GIPI), which has been discussing a National Intellectual Property Plan for Brazil. On the occasion, Montaury Pimenta made the ABPI available to manage actions for the BPTO’s financial autonomy and some adjustments to the Industrial Property Law (Law 9,279/96), including the patent validity period reformulation in case of excessive delay in the examination analysis.