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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

No Boring Day: IP Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Issues in Brazil

3 July 2015

Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the Department of International Development, LSE, invite you to a public lecture.

The Brazilian intellectual property scene is constantly changing and the source of conflict, particularly with in the life sciences. These conflicts are the result of, among other things, conflicting perspectives regarding the appropriate level of IP rights: some stakeholders regard weaker IP rights as beneficial for local innovation and economic and social development, while some see stronger IP rights as essential for achieving these outcomes. These conflicts are manifest in the case of pharmaceuticals, where Brazil has a system whereby the health regulatory agency (ANVISA) also examines patent applications, and in the case of biodiversity, where the legal framework regulating access to and use of genetic resources for biotechnology research is being revised.


Gustavo de Freitas Morais has been a partner of Dannemann Siemsen since 1999. He is an engineer and attorney at law licensed in Brazil, with specialisation in Intellectual Property at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, U.S. He is a Law Lecturer for the Lato Sensu Post-Graduation Course of Law at the Escola de Direito de São Paulo (GV Law) - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and visiting professor at the Escola Superior de Advocacia (ESA) / OAB-SP on Intellectual Property. Gustavo is experienced in Litigation, Licensing, Regulatory and IP Prosecution in various areas but with an emphasis in the Life Sciences and Telecommunications areas. He has a diverse practice and represents a large number of companies based in Brazil and abroad. 

Gustavo is a frequent speaker in various international events and he is the co-author of the books ANDA Litigation: Strategies and Tactics for Pharmaceutical Patent Litigators - chapter 18 - Pharmaceutical Regulation and Litigation in Foreign Countries; and Intellectual Property and the Internet: A Global Guide to Protecting Intellectual Property Online.

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