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Tuesday 8 November 2011

Patricia Covarrubia

Brazil: meetings and more meetings

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On Nov the 9th the auditorium of the National Institute of Technology (INT), in Rio de Janeiro, will see experts in technology transfer discussing around technology contracts, competition law and industrial policy. This meeting is sponsored by the Academy of Intellectual Property.

The panellists are: advocate Karin Klempp who specializes in international commercial contracts and intellectual property; Freitas Katia Pinto, economist and professor of the Academy of the INPI whose topic will be "integrating intellectual property and antitrust: the licensing of patents in Brazil." The meeting will be closed by advocate Richard Sichel from INPI.

Brazil to follow Colombia’s footsteps -- "Talk about joining the Madrid Protocol"
On Nov 11th Sao Paulo will see businessmen [perhaps they may be using a disguise - left] gathered in the National Industry Confederation (CNI). The discussion is to look at the results obtained in the countries that adopt the Madrid Protocol and how Brazil is preparing for this system. INPI informs that Brazil may join this international treaty that would result in simplifying and reducing the costs of protecting Brazilian trade marks abroad.

The speakers are: José Graça Aranha (regional director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)) who would talk about the global experience; Bill Russell, Head of the Competition, Markets and Innovation Team, and responsible for encouraging innovation and competitive markets in England would cover the vision of the English on the Protocol; Mr Jorge Avila, President of the INPI will examine the impact of the system, while the director of Natura, Lucillene Prado, will speak about the expectations of the business in relation to adherence to this system.

For more information in any of these meeting here and here.

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia