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Building a world class patent system in Brazil: challenges and opportunities



Brazil 21 Suites, SHS Quadra 06 Conjunto A Lote 01 Bloco D – Asa Sul

23rd June 2022
15:00– 18:00
Brazil 21 Suites, SHS Quadra 06 Conjunto A Lote 01 Bloco D – Asa Sul
Brasilia, Brazil

As Brazil looks to boost economic growth after Covid, knowledge-based industries will be key. These industries rely on intellectual property (IP) rights, especially a predictable and efficient patent system.

But May 2021’s decision by the Supreme Court to remove safeguards in the National Patent Law against unreasonable patent examination timelines puts the country’s IP system far below the standards of competitor countries.

As Brazil moves forward, how should it reform its patent examination system so that it offers innovators stability and predictability, and compares with the world’s best?

Please join Mackenzie Centre for Economic Freedom and Geneva Network for a discussion of reform options and lessons from around the world.


  • Miguel Campo Dall Orto Emery de Carvalho, General Coordinator for Economics 4.0 and Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economy (confirmed)
  • Mark Schultz, Akron University School of Law, United States and Senior Fellow, Geneva Network (confirmed)
  • Christian Lohbauer, Chief Executive Officer, CropLife Brasil


  • Vladimir Maciel, Head, Mackenzie Centre for Economic Freedom


15:00 – Welcome
15:15 – Panel with key speakers
16:15 – Q&A with the public
17:00 – Cocktail
18:00 – Event ends.