Newsletter Edition 10 - January 2020


ABPI, WIPO, and BPTO promote IP course for companies

ABPI, the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office – BPTO are promoting the summer course on Intellectual Property Management for Technology-Based Companies. Classes take place from January 27th to February 7th this year at ABPI’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, with a video conference to the Association’s office in São Paulo.

The course is for undergraduate and graduate students, government officials, and other professionals, and aims to deepen IP knowledge as a tool for economic, social, cultural and technological development, in addition to clarifying the role of WIPO in the world administration of the matter.

Intellectual Property Management for Technology-Based Companies is part of an ongoing program developed by the WIPO Academy for training in various IP topics for young professionals and students. Last December, ABPI renewed an agreement with WIPO to offer summer courses in intellectual property. Valid for the next two years, the agreement was signed by ABPI’s president Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta and the executive director of the WIPO Academy Sherif Saadallah, in a ceremony attended by BPTO’s president Claudio Furtado, the regional director of the WIPO Office in Brazil José Graça Aranha, and representatives of intellectual property offices in Latin America, among others.

In Brazil, three editions of the summer course have already been held in 2018 and 2019. Over the next two years, WIPO, the BPTO and ABPI will offer four sessions of the course.