Newsletter Edition 31 - December 2021


More rigor in fighting against trademark counterfeiting

ABPI’s president-elect Gabriel Leonardos defended greater criminal penalties for counterfeiting trademarks in the panel “Collaborative Approach to Counterfeit and Piracy in E-commerce”, held on December 2nd, during the Euroconsumers Forum 2021, which debated the topic Consumers in the Air: Responsible and Sustainable Innovation in the post-Covid Economy. “Counterfeiting is not a crime with less offensive potential as one might think, as it comes together with embezzlement and criminal association”, he said.

Leonardos praised the Brazilian Federal Revenue’s action against piracy but pointed to the possibility of further advances in the regulation of the customs system. “There is still a lack of uniformity in procedures at all Brazilian ports and customs”, he said.

Also participating in the debate was the executive secretary of the National Council to Combat Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property (CNCP) – SENACON, Guilherme Vargas da Costa; the senior director of the Legal Department of Mercado Livre, Ricardo Lagreca Siqueira; and the executive director of APICE Brasil, Renato Jardim. The moderation was made by journalist Bárbara Pombo, from Valor Econômico.