This Monday, August 22, with visual lighting effects projected at the Theater of the Sheraton WTC Hotel in São Paulo, the president of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association – ABPI, Gabriel Leonardos, opened the works of the Association’s 42nd International Congress on Intellectual Property.
In his brief speech, he emphasized ABPI’s commitment to diversity and the fostering of intellectual property and also defended the financial autonomy of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). “Brazil will only reach the degree of social and economic development if it manages to effectively stimulate its intellectual property system”, Leonardos stated.
Bruno Portela, secretary of Innovation and Micro and Small Enterprises at the Ministry of Economy, also participated in the opening plenary session.
The event had the renowned presence of the presidents of the BPTO, Cláudio Furtado; AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Luiz Henrique do Amaral; ASIPI (Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property), Enrique Díaz; ABAPI (Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Agents), Álvaro Loureiro; ASPI (São Paulo Intellectual Property Association), Daniel Adensohn de Souza; and the Intellectual Property Attaché for Mercosur, Guyanas and Suriname, David Kellis, among others.
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