Monday, 14 March 2016

A helping hand for micro and small enterprises


The Brazilian National Institute da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) together with the Ministry of Development, and the Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), have signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae).
Image result for small and medium enterprisesThe agreement will be valid for three years and aims to make small business more competitive and innovative, “stimulating the development of technologies and the use of technological information contained in patents.” The agreement will see  document production such as: fact-sheets, guidelines, tutorials and other material on industrial property to guide enterprises on the use of theirs assets, and how to request applications for industrial property among others.

INPI informs the public the significance of registering a trade mark or protect a patent which sometimes if is “forgotten or considered unnecessary to safeguard the company's name or its invention.”

Source INPI.

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