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Wednesday 12 August 2020

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Upcoming events on this week and more!


On 12 August 2020, the National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR) will hold the webinar Indigenous Communities and Copyright (in Spanish). The event will take place in light of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (celebrated on 9 August). The speakers are Hugo Contreras Lamadrid (INDAUTOR), Juan Miguel Ruiz Pérez (INDAUTOR) and Nancy Clara Vásquez García (Äats hilando caminos). Live stream here and here.

The webinar Protecting Jewelry Designs through Intellectual Property (in Portuguese) will take place also on 12 August 2020. The event is organized by the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) and OAB Rio de Janeiro (the Order of Attorneys of Brazil). The speakers are Kelly Amorim and Claudio Magalhães. Andreia de Andrade Gomes and Isis Moret Valaziane will moderate the session. 

On 12 and 13 August 2020, the webinar Intellectual Property as a tool for promoting the national identity of countries (in Spanish) will be streamed on YouTube. The event is organized by the Latin American School of Intellectual Property (ELAPI). Some speakers are Ronald Gastello (INDECOPI), Ray Meloni (INDECOPI), María José Lamus (SIC Colombia), José Andrés Tinajero (SENADI Ecuador), Silvana Sánchez (SENAPI Bolivia), and Luis José Diez Canseco Núñez (Technological University of Peru). The program is available here

On 13 August 2020, the Centre for Constitutional Studies of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico (SCJN) is organizing the International Seminar on Compensation for Damages: Beyond the causal link. The speaker is Professor Sandy Steel (Oxford University). Register here

On 14 August 2020, the webinar Analysis of the amendments to the Mexican Copyright Law. Technological Protection Measures: Digital Padlocks? (in Spanish) will be held. The Specialized Centre for Intellectual Property (CECPI) organizes the event. The speaker is Professor Eduardo de la Parra Trujillo. 


The Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) is accepting submissions for the Patent of the Year Award. The competition is endorsed by the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI Brazil). 

The deadline for this competition is 4 September 2020. The Judging Committee will evaluate the inventions "related to the prevention or treatment of COVID-19" taking into account the potential for generating social and economic benefits, the environmental impact, the internationalization of protection, and the participation of Brazilian inventors.

The award will be granted during the 40th ABPI International Congress on Intellectual Property, which will be held online from 19 to 22 October 2020. The prize is a one-year membership of ABPI. More information here and here


Did you miss some events held the last week? The following are still available on-demand: 
  • 5 August. Webinar: Impact of Pandemic on IP Law Firms in Latin America (in Portuguese and Spanish), organized the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI) and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI). Speakers: Carlos Olarte (Colombia), Enrique Díaz (Mexico), José Maria Vicetto Júnior (Argentina) and Marcelo Correa (Chile). Moderators: Andréa Possinhas and Rosane Tavares. 
  • 6 August. Webinar: Intellectual Property and Hackathons: Trademark Registration (in Portuguese), organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI). Opening speakers: Tatiana Campello (ABPI), Isabella Pimentel (WIPO) and Paulo Varella Lisboa (NEXT, ICICT). Panellists: Maria Luiza Mondelli (second group, general category), Renata Frota (third group, general category), and Gabriela Toledo. Moderator: Patrícia Coimbra. 

If you have a craving for more, review the full list of events here

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Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo