Newsletter Edition 20 - December 2020


Brazilian government launches National Intellectual Property Strategy

On December 11th, in a commemorative event for the 50th anniversary of the BPTO – Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office, and closing of the Academic Meeting on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Development (ENAPID), the Secretary Carlos Da Costa, from the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment, and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy (SEPEC/ME) launched the National Intellectual Property Strategy (ENPI). With this initiative, the Brazilian government intends to implement a National Intellectual Property System that encourages creativity and investments in innovation.

The ENPI was conceived by the Interministerial Group on Intellectual Property (GIPI), involving more than 220 experts on the subject and 98 contributions received in the public consultation phase, including that of ABPI – Brazilian Intellectual Property Association. It comprises seven lines of action: 1 – IP for Competitiveness and Development; 2 – Dissemination, Training and Capacity Building in IP; 3 – Governance and Institutional Strengthening; 4 – Modernization of Legal Frameworks; 5 – Legal Observance and Security; 6 – Intelligence and Future Vision; and 7 – Insertion of Brazil in the Global IP System.

Altogether, more than 210 actions are proposed to transform the Brazilian Intellectual Property system, which will be organized in biennial plans. In the first half of 2021, the first Action Plan and the National Intellectual Property Portal will be launched, gathering all information about the ENPI in real-time. Subsequently, the Portal will centralize all information and links about government actions linked to IP.

GIPI will be responsible for the implementation and governance of the ENPI, which will be made official through a presidential decree.

More information related to the ENPI at the links below:

National Intellectual Property Strategy

Diagnostic report on the National Intellectual Property System

Benchmarking Report on National Intellectual Property Strategies from other countries

Results report on data collected in the public consultation phase