Newsletter Edition 12 - March 2020


ABPI at the UFRJ Technological Park Meeting

The Brazilian Intellectual Property Association – ABPI was present at the Meeting in the Park, on March 12th, which debated the General Data Protection Law. The event was promoted by the Technological Park and the Faculty of Law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with support from ABPI, among other entities, and held lectures by the association’s director Renata Lisboa, and Dirceu Pereira de Santa Rosa, co-coordinator of ABPI’s Software, Computer and Internet Studies Committee, with the participation of Professor José Antônio Ziebarth, director of the Ministry of Economy.

 With more than 80 participants who crowded the Park’s auditorium, located on the UFRJ campus in Rio de Janeiro, the meeting aimed to clarify the impact of LGPD – Brazil’s General Data Protection Law –  on companies, and how to adapt them to the legislation. “The meeting was a great opportunity to awaken in companies, mainly startups, the importance of LGPD for their business”, said Renata Lisboa. ABPI’s participation in the event is part of the association’s proposal to seek greater interaction with research centers and universities.

 Located on 350 thousand square meters in the Cidade Universitária – University Campus on the Fundão Island in Rio de Janeiro – the Park currently houses 60 institutions. Today, research centers of 12 large national and multinational companies, 10 small and medium-sized companies, as well as 10 laboratories from UFRJ and 28 startups are installed.