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Monday, 5 July 2021


The Latin American Network of IP and Gender has been created

On 28 June 2021, it was announced the creation of the Latin American Network of Intellectual Property and Gender. For such purpose, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between INAPI (Chile), INDECOPI (Peru), RN (Costa Rica), SIC (Colombia) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, as an honorary member).

The Network was conceived as a forum “to develop activities and promote the intellectual property at the regional level, with a gender perspective”.

The Latin American Network of Intellectual Property and Gender will facilitate the exchange of good practices, stats, and experiences between the Offices to close the gender gap and empower women in the region concerning innovation and entrepreneurship.

During the virtual signing ceremony of the MoU, the founding members expressed the desire that the entire region joins the Network to make a more significant impact.

The Network’s creation was discussed during the “III Sub-regional Meeting on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Gender Equality” in 2019. Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay participated in such a meeting.

Throughout 2020, the IP Offices of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru held meetings with WIPO to follow up on the creation of the Network.

Sources: INAPI (Chile), INDECOPI (Peru) and RN (Costa Rica) websites.

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