ABPI entered 2022 with public positions in defense of the patent legislation and the financial autonomy of the BPTO through Public Hearings, newspaper articles, and open letters.
Throughout the year, notwithstanding recurrences of the pandemic, it worked with the GIPI (Interministerial Group on Intellectual Property) and established partnerships with similar institutions or not, besides promoting national and international webinars, courses, lunch lectures, and other in-person events.
At its annual Congress, held in a hybrid format, it had 755 registered participants, almost a hundred of whom were foreigners.
Lastly, the association celebrated the end of the year with the traditional get-together with its friends and members, this time in a casual happy hour.
ABPI closes 2022 wishing happy holidays to all. Let’s celebrate the coming year with hope and work.
After all, they go together.
Open letter in defense of maintaining the vetoes to Law 12/2021, which amends article 71 of the current Brazilian Industrial Property legislation regarding the granting of compulsory patent licenses sent to the National Congress, together with other entities.
A cycle of events on “Contemporary Issues of Intellectual Property Law” promoted jointly with EMERJ (Rio de Janeiro State Magistracy School).
Open Letter, along with other entities, in support of the BPTO’s request for review of the cut in its discretionary expenses, as well as the approval of a new tender for hiring 217 new civil servants forwarded to the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, Senate, the Ministries of Economy, Science, and Technology, the Civil House, the Parliamentary Front for Intellectual Property and the Parliamentary Front for Innovation
WIPO Summer School –Intellectual Property and Health Course, organized by WIPO in cooperation with ABPI and the BPTO.
Integration, along with other entities, into the newly created Technical Group, set up by the Interministerial Group on Intellectual Property (GIPI) of the Ministry of Economy to assess the normative framework for Intellectual Property.
Article signed by the President of ABPI in the newspaper Valor Econômico, in the March 16th edition, on the drop in patent application requests for the third consecutive year and its connection to the cuts in the BPTO budget.
Lunch lecture with the Director General of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Daren Tang, at the Rio Othon Palace hotel.
Support, manifested in social networks, for veto nº 48/2021 of the President of the Republic – which removed six specific provisions of Bill nº 12/2021, transformed into Law nº 14.200/2021, amending article 71 of the Brazilian Industrial Property Law (IPL), which addresses the requirements and procedures for granting a compulsory license to exploit patents.
WebinarConference on “IP Associations: Initiatives to Promote Gender Equality”, together with INTA, ASIPI, and ABAPI.
Course (3rd edition) “The new way of protection and commercialization of intangible assets,” organized by ABPI’s CEDUC – Continuing Education Center.
Participation in the article “Justice obliges the Union to release funds to speed up patent analysis”, in the Legislation & Taxes supplement of the Valor Econômico newspaper, on the favorable decision of the 31st Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro to the Structuring Civil Action filed by ABPI, where it claims for the necessary resources for the proper functioning of the institute.
Lecture by economist Zeina Latif, organized by ABPI’s Corporate Committee.
Webinar “Chiquinha Gonzaga: her contribution to music, copyright and women’s rights”, promoted by the Bahia Sectional, from the “ABPI’s Sectional Representations Event” series.
Webinar on “Arbitrability of disputes involving Industrial Property rights”, organized by the Arbitration Chamber (CArb) of the CSD-ABPI (Center for Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Arbitration in Intellectual Property).
Participation in the cycle of events celebrating World Intellectual Property Day organized jointly with WIPO, the BPTO, and GIPI, of the Ministry of Economy: “Entrepreneurship, IP and NFTs”; “Entrepreneurship, IP, and Info producers”; and “Science and Technology: Research with Stem Cells.”
Course (3rd edition) “Privacy and Protection of Personal Data” organized by CEDUC.
Course “The role of Intellectual Property in advertising by influencers on digital platforms” organized by CEDUC.
Webinar “Mediation and Arbitration in litigation involving computer programs or franchises” promoted by the CSD-ABPI and supported by WIPO.
Participation of ABPI’s delegation atINTA’s Annual Meeting, with the association’s exhibition booth.
A cycle of events on the 1st Scientific Meeting of ABPI’s Study Committees, organized by ABPI Study Committees.
Webinar on the “Relationship of Intellectual Property Associations and the University”, in partnership with Inova, which is part of the UFRJ – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – innovation ecosystem.
CSD-ABPI website upgrade and redesign.
Article in the O Globo newspaper signed by the President of ABPI on “The Present and Future of the BPTO.”
Webinar on “Injunctive relief in arbitration” promoted by CArb from the CSD-ABPI.
Webinar on “LGBTQIA+ Employability – Diversity as Power”, organized by ABPI’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Webinar on “Copyright, Parodies, and Election Campaigns.”
Webinar on “Domain Name Disputes: Updates and Best Practices” organized by the CSD-ABPI.
2nd CSD-Moot, organized by the CSD-ABPI Arbitration Chamber, with 13 registered teams, totaling 116 participants, 46 referees, nine coordinators, and eight host volunteers in 29 panels. The Gusmão & Labrunie team was the winner, and the Kasznar Leonardos team was the runner-up.
ABPI International Congress on Intellectual Property, with 755 registered participants, 428 in person and 327 online, and almost a hundred foreigners from 23 countries, such as Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Portugal, and the United States. ABPI’s website had 7,791 views. On Instagram, the total reach peaked at 28,186 hits, while on LinkedIn there were 28,790 hits.
Agreement with ASIPI (Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual) for the exchange of activities in the academic, technical, and scientific fields of Intellectual Property.
Extension Course on Intellectual Property promoted jointly with EMERJ.
Participation in the Public Hearing promoted by the ANPD – Brazilian National Data Protection Authority on dosimetry regulation and application of sanctions within the scope of the General Data Protection Law.
A Virtual Round table within the scope of ABPI’s 5th Representations Event addressed “Public policies in ST&I in Brazil’s North-Northeast regions” organized by the sectional representatives of the North and Northeast regions.
Webinaron “Arbitrability of disputes involving Copyright”, promoted by the Arbitration Chamber (CArb) of the CSD-ABPI.
Holding of the First Brazilian National Intellectual Property Competition, jointly promoted by ABPI and LAPI – Academic League of Intellectual Property of the Brazilian National Faculty of Law of UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).
Participation in the opening panel of the seminar on Industrial Property promoted by the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ).
Round table on “Innovation expectations: post-election Brazil”, with economist Zeina Latif, promoted by ABPI’s Corporate Committee.
Webinar on “Third Party Intervention in Arbitration”, promoted by the Arbitration Chamber (CArb) of the CSD-ABPI.
Advanced Training Course for CASD-ND experts, organized by the CSD-ABPI.
Webinar on “Regulatory Framework for Crypto Assets in Brazil”.
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