Category Archives: Student Blog

Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office Is Now Accepting Applications for Position Trademarks

By Natalie Benayoun, 3L On September 21, 2021, the Brazil National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) published a new rule allowing brands to register position trademarks. The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) began accepting applications for this new type of filing on October 1, 2021. Brazil’s decision to allow the registrability of position trademarks affords brands […]

Brazil’s Pledge to End Deforestation is Already in Doubt

By Thalia Rivet, 2L On November 12, 2021, following two weeks of intense negotiations, the 26th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) ended. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration of Forests and Land Use, initiated at COP26 and signed by over 141 countries, aims to conserve and restore forests over the next decade. Among […]

International Criminal Court Investigates Abuses in Venezuela

By Miguel Del Rivero, 2L On November 3, 2021 the International Criminal Court announced the opening of a formal probe into alleged crimes against humanity committed under the rule of Nicolás Maduro. The probe centers around allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings that were committed by Venezuelan security forces. This inquiry into the alleged crimes […]

Facebook Removes Fake Accounts Run by Nicaraguan Government

By Hugo Alberto Montero, 3L Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, announced that it deleted more than 1,000 fake Facebook and Instagram accounts that were allegedly part of a misinformation operation run by the government of Nicaragua. The accounts were maintained by the government of the President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, and the ruling […]