Monday, 23 April 2012
This week (on the 26th) is the World Intellectual Property Day and the Brazilian Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) will be celebrating – big time! The main event will be surrounded by the question: is the Institute on track? And what steps should be followed in the forthcoming years?
The occasion will be celebrated at INPI’s auditorium located in Rio de Janeiro. The morning will start with presentations from the like of: INPI’s President Jorge Avila; WIPO’s director in Brazil, José Graça Aranha; the coordinator of the Intellectual Property Program of the National Confederation of Industries (CNI), Diana Jungmann; the President of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), Luiz Henrique do Amaral; and the Executive Secretary of the National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies (Anpei), Naldo Dantas.
There will also be an appearance from the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) which produces an annual feedback from users about INPI’s services. A roundtable is also planned for the date. In the afternoon INPI will launch the “Catálogo de Indicações Geográficas Brasileiras” (Book of Brazilian Geographical Indications) – a partnership between INPI and the Brazilian Service to Support Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae).
For more information here.
For the whole program here.