The U.S. Chamber of Commerce releases the 12th edition of the International IP Index, providing a global picture for the year 2024

Last Thursday (22), the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC) released the 12th International IP Index, a report that maps the IP environment of 55 global economies with criteria aimed at evaluating ...

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Court in Barcelona rules that virtual display of NFTs based on original paintings would be “fair use”.

Recently, a court in Barcelona, Spain, ruled on a case involving copyright infringement (DA), NFTs and the metaverse, in the first trial on the subject in the country.

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USPTO publishes guidance on patentability of AI-assisted inventions

Last week (12), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a guide on the patentability of inventions assisted by artificial intelligence (AI).

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In the US, tattoo artist wins copyright infringement case against photographer for recreating photograph without authorization

Recently, the Federal Court of Los Angeles issued a ruling in a lawsuit brought against a tattoo artist who recreated a photograph protected by Copyright (DA).

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The famous expression “Everybody vs Racism” has been denied trademark registration in the US: the term refers to a sentiment and does not function as trademark

In a ruling at the end of 2023, the United States Court of Appeals (USA) upheld the US Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) decision to refuse registration of the "Everybody vs Racism" trademark.

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Brazilian PTO publishes ranking of the 50 largest applicants for IP rights in Brazil in 2023

On October 29, the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published its ranking of the 50 largest applicants for industrial property rights, both resident and non-resident, in Brazil in 2022 and 2023. The document contains data on...

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ANPD publishes its Institutional Plan for Educational Actions, with measures to disseminate data protection knowledge in Brazil

The Brazilian National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) published (01/17) its Institutional Plan of Educational Actions 2023/2024. The document includes 25 activities, some of which have been underway since 2023, which aim to...

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Brazilian voice actors create “Dublagem viva” movement to call for regulation of the use of AI

Widespread in 2023, generative artificial intelligence (AI) began to be used to replicate the voices of singers and actors. On this basis, in November 2023, a group of Brazilian voice actors joined a global movement to...

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STJ rules that the granting of a utility model for improvement, in itself, does not exclude infringement of the patent for the main invention

In a recent judgment, the 3rd Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) unanimously ruled that being the holder of a duly granted utility model (UM) patent does not, in itself, authorize the use of the product that implements it, especially when...

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