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Decree No. 8.772 of May 11, 2016, regulating Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015

Year of Version:2016
Date of Entry into Force:May 13, 2016
Date of Text (Issued):May 11, 2016
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Other, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes:
The Decree No. 8.772 was issued to implement Law No. 13.123 of May 20, 2015, which regulates access to components of the genetic heritage, protection of and access to associated traditional knowledge, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for the conservation and sustainable use of Brazilian biodiversity.

This Decree repeals the following Decrees:
-Decree No. 3.945 of September 28, 2001;
-Decree No. 4.946 of December 31, 2003;
-Decree No. 5.459 of July 7, 2005;
-Decree No. 6.159 of July 17, 3007;
-Decree No. 6.915 of July 29, 2009.

Article 120 of the Decree states that the Decree comes into force on the date of its publication. The Decree was published in the Federal Official Gazette on May 12, 2016; and it came into force on May 13, 2016.
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Decreto n° 8.772 de 11 de maio de 2016 que regulamenta a Lei nº 13.123, de 20 de maio de 2015 Decreto n° 8.772 de 11 de maio de 2016 que regulamenta a Lei nº 13.123, de 20 de maio de 2015, Complete document (pdf) [591 KB]

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