Managing Intellectual Property in Brazil

About the Course: This session provides a comprehensive overview of the legal framework that governs intellectual property in Brazil. Key insights are imparted with respect to the recordation, granting process, protections of, and maintenance obligations associated with patents, trademarks, franchises, copyrights, domain names and corporate names in Brazil. If you are seeking intellectual property protection in Brazil, and don’t know the answers to questions such as these, you really should listen to this webinar: What are the limitations on tax deductibility on royalty payments in Brazil? What is the status of business methods patents in Brazil? What are some issues that could trigger the imposition of compulsory licensing in Brazil? What recourse do patent-holders have? What are the legal requirements for transferring royalties into and out of Brazil? What is not patentable in Brazil? What are the recordation requirements of licensing agreements in Brazil? What is the term of IP protection for software in Brazil? What are the costs of protecting various embodiments of intellectual property–patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.–in Brazil? How long can industrial designs be protected in Brazil? At what point are patent applications published in Brazil? What is the lifespan of trademarks in Brazil? What ‘moral rights’ do copyright owners enjoy in Brazil? What is the process of registering a trade name in Brazil? What are the requirements to register commercial names in Brazil? Course Leader: Kris Williamson, Associate, Advocacia Pietro Ariboni Mr. Williamson studied Sociology in Leicester in England where he received a BA (Hons.) Degree, going on to obtain an LLB Degree with the University of London which led to his qualifying as a Barrister (Middle Temple) before the Bar of England and Wales in 1993. He moved to Brazil in 1995 with his Brazilian wife and first son, where he has remained ever since. Kris began working in the area of Intellectual Property in 1996 with Daniel Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, becoming a registered trademark agent before the PTO in Brazil in 1999 and receiving a Post Graduate Qualification in Intellectual Property in 2000 from the Fundacao Getulio Vargas. Following qualification before the Brazilian Bar in 2005 he became a Partner and then went on to be associated with the firm of Advocacia Pietro Ariboni. His legal practice centers around foreign clients (but does not exclude national clients) seeking assistance in Brazil for Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Industrial Design, Domain Name and Software, prosecution, enforcement and protection. It also includes Contracts in the areas of Licensing, Distribution, Franchising, Transfer of Technology and Non-Disclosure Agreements, among others.
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