Intellectual Property, Brazil, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello updates

Court Finds TRIPS Effective
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
  • Brazil
  • 15 May 2000

A federal court recently decided that the TRIPS agreement does not need to be implemented by national legislation for its provisions to be enforceable in Brazil. Therefore, the protected term of a patent is now 20 years, up from 15.

Court Injunctions Recognize Foreign Trademark Rights
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
  • Brazil
  • 15 May 2000

A federal court has granted preliminary injunctions in two cases involving the registration of internationally well-known trademarks – ‘Air New Zealand’ and ‘America On Line’.

Courts Decide Important Trademark and Domain Name Cases
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
  • Brazil
  • 19 April 2000

Two important cases have been decided: one grants a preliminary injunction in a case involving the registration of an internationally well-known trademark, and the other recognizes a relation between a registered trademark and an unregistered domain name.

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