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Judiciary specialization is essential to improve decisions involving Intellectual Property matters, the judge and the 3rd vice president of the Rio Grande do Sul Court of Justice, Ney Wiedemann Neto, the titular judge of the Regional Business Court of Novo Hamburgo, converged, Alexandre Kosby Boeira, and the federal judge of the 2nd Region, Márcia Nunes de Barros, in the debate “Regional Business Courts – Structures, skills and future development”. This Wednesday, 16, the magistrates participated in the 2nd Representation Event of ABPI – Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property, under the mediation of the sectional representative of ABPI in Rio Grande do Sul, Roner Fabris.

Judge Márcia Nunes de Barros showed that Rio de Janeiro already has four federal courts specialized in intellectual property, with an average of 300 cases per year, but argued that specialization should not be restricted to the first instance. “The specialization movement is fundamental for a greater discussion of the subject of intellectual property and, therefore, it is important that the higher courts also develop the matter”, he said. “Even today there is a lack of knowledge on the subject and it is not possible to speak of an advanced country without an IP policy”.

In the same line of promoting the improvement of decisions involving the matter, the judge Ney Wiedmann Neto informed that the Rio Grande do Sul Court of Justice (TJ-RS), made available a register of intellectual property experts online. “In these conflicts, the judges will have access to qualified professionals with more in-depth knowledge on this topic,” he explained.

In his presentation, Judge Alexandre Kosby Boeira explained that, initially, the Regional Business Court of Novo Hamburgo was specialized only in bankruptcies and bankruptcies. With the evolution of the footwear industry in the municipality, which is 50 kilometers from the capital, companies have seen the need to protect their brands and industrial processes. “The TJ-RS understood that there would be a need to include, in addition to recovery and bankruptcies, company dissolution actions, spin-off, coalition, liquidation of private companies, etc. and disputes involving intellectual and industrial property ”, he said. “We can then interpret that issues related to software legislation, cultivars and genetic resources are included in this matter”.

You can review the complete Webinar on ABPI’s YouTube channel –