Amendment to the Industrial Property Law allows the temporary breaking of patents on vaccines and medicines for emergency situations in the health area

President Jair Bolsonaro has approved Law No. 14,200/2021, which amends article 71 of Law No. 9,279/96 on Industrial Property, providing for compulsory licensing of patents or patent applications in cases of declaration of national or international emergency, of public interest or recognition of a state of public calamity nationwide.

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