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Infringement Found for Football Teams’ Facemasks
Veirano Advogados, August 2021

The manufacturer of the official facemask for the Brazilian Football Confederation filed a court action against an e-commerce company, accusing it of offering similar items allegedly manufactured by third parties. The manufacturer of the official facemask for the men’s and women’s teams of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) filed a court action against an e-commerce company, accusing it of offering similar items allegedly manufactured by third parties...

Legal Framework for Startups is Sanctioned
Veirano Advogados, July 2021

Complementary Law No. 182 was sanctioned on June 01, 2021, with the goal of improving the business environment and increasing the investment in entrepreneurship and innovation through the modernization of rules and enhancement of legal certainty and freedom of contract. Complementary Law No...

COVID-19: ANM Extends Validity of Mineral Titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until September 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, July 2021

The National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and revokes Resolution No. 55/2021.   On June 30, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 76, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No...

New Cybercrime Law
Veirano Advogados, June 2021

New Cybercrime Law is enacted by the Brazilian President and provides for a considerable increase in penalties for hacking into computer devices, theft and embezzlement perpetrated electronically or through the Internet. In addition to providing more severe penalties for cybercrimes, Law No. 14,155 of May 28, 2021 establishes the victim's place of residence as the competent jurisdiction to prosecute cybercrime...

Brazilian Government Initiates Public Consultation on Free Trade Agreements Between Mercosur and Vietnam and Indonesia
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade, of the Ministry of Economy, published Notice nº 32/2021, initiating public consultations on the negotiations of Free Trade Agreements between Mercosur and Vietnam and Mercosur and Indonesia...

Environmental, Licensing: Bill on New Licensing Proceedings is Approved by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill 3729/2004, which brings new rules for the federal environmental licensing proceedings. On May 13th, 2021, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the Bill 3729/2004 (“Bill”), which brings new rules for the federal environmental licensing proceedings...

SENACON Enacts New Ordinance on Companies' Obligation to Register in the Consumidor.gov Platform (Ordinance n° 12/2021, April 5, 2021)
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

SENACON enacted a new ordinance bringing changes to the list of suppliers who must register in the Consumidor.gov platform, revoking the previous ordinance that regulated the matter. SENACON enacted a new ordinance bringing changes to the list of suppliers who must register in the Consumidor.gov platform, revoking the previous ordinance that regulated the matter...

SENACON enacts new ordinance on temporary suspension of the maximum time for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (Ordinance nº 155, April 13th, 2021)
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

A new ordinance enacted by SENACON became effective on April 14 bringing changes to the maximum time allowed for a customer to wait for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (SAC). A new ordinance enacted by SENACON became effective on April 14 bringing changes to the maximum time allowed for a customer to wait for direct contact with an attendant in Customer Service (SAC)...

Environmental, Mining: Tailings Management - New Standards
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The International Council on Mining & Metals published new standards for tailings management, aiming to assist mining companies to improve their performance and to comply with safety and environmental requirements...

Brazil’s Supreme Court Rules on Reduction of Patent Validity Terms
Veirano Advogados, May 2021

The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil concluded the judgment of the lawsuit claiming the unconstitutionality of the sole paragraph of article 40, of the Industrial Property Law, referring to the minimum term of validity of patents in Brazil...

Extension of the Brazilian PTO Project to Eliminate its Patent Backlog
Veirano Advogados, April 2021

The INPI (Brazilian PTO) published Ordinance/INPI/PR No. 21, of March 26, 2021, which extends the Backlog Combat Project aiming at reducing the number of invention patent applications pending decision. The ordinance came into force on April 1st, 2021, and targets patent applications filed between Jan. 1st, 2017 and Dec. 31st, 2017...

Law No. 14,132/2021 Typifies New Crime of Obsessive Persecution (“Stalking”)
Veirano Advogados, April 2021

On March 31, 2021 Law no. 14,132/2021 was passed to include the crime of obsessive persecution ("stalking") in the Brazilian Penal Code, in the chapter of Crimes Against Personal Freedom, article 147-A. The new law abrogates the misdemeanor of harassment or disturbance of tranquility, until now invoked to punish stalking behavior...

Life Sciences & Healthcare January/2021
Veirano Advogados, March 2021

CRIMINAL Counterfeit VaccinesBy Andre Augusto Mendes Machado and Mariana Murad Leiva Counterfeiting vaccines may lead to criminal liability, usually for the crime foreseen in article 273 of the Brazilian Penal Code, that punishes with imprisonment from 10 to 15 years in addition to the payment of a fine the acts of "falsifying, corrupting, adulterating or modifying products intended for therapeutic or medicinal purposes"...

SENACON Enacts New Ordinance on Terms for the Adjustment of Conduct (Ordinance n° 34/2021)
Veirano Advogados, February 2021

A new ordinance enacted by SENACON became effective on February 5 bringing changes to the execution of Terms for the Adjustment of Conduct (“TAC”) in administrative proceedings before SENACON, revoking the previous ordinance. The ordinance provides for several phases in the process of execution of a TAC, which will begin with a request, analysis of the feasibility of the negotiation, the negotiation itself, followed by authorization and subsequent decision...

INPI Rules Defined for the Protection of Inventions Implemented by Computer Programs
Veirano Advogados, February 2021

In December 2020, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) published on its portal the Examination Guidelines for Inventions Implemented by Computer Program...

COVID-19: ANM Extends validity of Mineral titles and Suspension of Procedural and Material Deadlines until June 30, 2021
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

On January 22, 2021, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 55, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolutions No. 28/2020 and 46/2020, which deal with the suspension of deadlines of certain procedural and material acts under its competence, and the extension of the terms of mineral titles, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic...

Environmental, Bioeconomy: Payment for Environmental Services
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

Following the bioeconomy trend, the National Policy of Payment for Environmental Services was published, establishing the payment for services that benefit the maintenance, recovery and improvement of ecosystemic services, such as provision services (e.g. water supply), and regulation services (e.g. climatic change programs). On January 14, 2021, the Federal Law No. 14,119 ("Law") establishing the National Policy of Payment for Environmental Services ("PNPSA") was published...

Life Sciences & Healthcare - January 2021
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

Welcome to the Life Sciences & Healthcare Newsletter, a publication prepared by our multidisciplinary team dedicated to the Healthcare industry, under the coordination of partners Lior Pinsky and Renata Fialho de Oliveira. INSURANCE ANS establishes operating rules for electronic administrative proceedings, effective as of end of March 2021 Andrea Piccolo Brandão  In accordance with Decree No. 8,539, of Oct. 08, 2015 ("Dec...

Environment and Agribusiness: Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle Raising and Supply’s Strategic Agenda for Sustainable Agriculture
Veirano Advogados, January 2021

Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle Raising and Supply publishes Ordinance establishing working group for the development of the strategic agenda for sustainable agriculture. On February 1, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle Raising and Supply ("MAPA") published  Ordinance No. 26 ("Ordinance"), establishing the working group for the development of the strategic agenda for sustainable agriculture...

Bird’s-Eye View on the Amendments to the Brazilian Insolvency Law
Veirano Advogados, December 2020

On December 24, 2020, the Brazilian President sanctioned, with some vetoes, an amendment to Law 11,101/2005, which governs judicial reorganizations, pre-packaged reorganizations and bankruptcy liquidations of businessmen and companies. The vetoes can still be overthrown by the Brazilian Congress...

COVID-19: ANM Clarifies Suspension of Material and Procedural Terms, Including the Validity of Mining Titles - Resolution ANM No. 50
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

On November 27, 2020, the Federal Official Gazette published Resolution No. 50, by means of which the National Mining Agency (“ANM”) amends Resolution No. 46/2020, which suspended the deadlines of certain procedural and material acts and the extension of mining titles. According to the new wording, the period of certain procedural and material acts as well as the tacit approval by the Agency is suspended from March 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020...

Brazilian Senate Approves Amendment to Insolvency Law
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

On November 25, 2020, the Brazilian Senate approved Bill of Law No 4,458/2020 ("BL 4458"), which amends Law No 11,101/2005 ("BBL"), to update the legislation regarding the judicial reorganization, pre-packaged reorganization and bankruptcy liquidation of businessmen and companies. BL 4458, which provisions have already been approved by the House of Representatives, will now be sanctioned by the President...

Environment, Trade: British Government Aims to Forbid Imports of Commodities from Deforested Areas
Veirano Advogados, November 2020

British Government aims to forbid import of commodities from deforested areas as a consequence of international discussions focused on ESG. In 2019, the British Government hired the independent consultancy 'Global Resource Initiative' ("GRI") to evaluate actions to ensure a more sustainable economy for the United Kingdom...

Environment, São Paulo - New Municipal Waste Take Back Rule
Veirano Advogados, October 2020

On October 01, 2020, Law No. 17...

Real Estate Privatization - Regulations by The Secretariat for the Coordination and Governance of the Federal Government's Assets
Veirano Advogados, September 2020

  In order to follow its task of reducing bureaucratization of the sale process of federal real estate properties, the Secretariat for the Coordination and Governance of the Federal Government’s Assets (SCGPU) edited three ordinances intended to regulate instruments brought by Law no. 14...

 

 

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