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Júlio César Castelo Branco Reis Moreira is officially the new president of INPI

The official nomination was published on 07/20, in the Official Gazette of the Union. He had been acting on an interim basis since January. Júlio César Castelo Branco Reis Moreira holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia (1990), a Master’s degree in Petroleum Science and Engineering from the State University of Campinas (1993) and a PhD in Chemical and Biochemical Process Technology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2006). Since 1998, he has been a researcher in Industrial Property at the INPI. He served as Director of Patents from June 2011 to June 2018.

Júlio César has experience in Intellectual Property, specifically in the area of ​​patents and in Petroleum Engineering, having worked as an independent researcher at the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES), mainly in the following topics: thermodynamic modeling, organic deposits and phase equilibrium.

  • Alexandre Dantas Rodrigues – Director of Patents, Computer Programs and Topography of Integrated Circuits
  • Alexandre Lopes Lourenço – Director of Administration
  • Schmuell Lopes Cantanhêde – Director of Brands, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications
  • Antonio Cavaliere Gomes was appointed Chief Prosecutor of the Specialized Federal Prosecutor’s Office at INPI.