Newsletter 06 - September 2019


Yellow-green presence at AIPPI Congress

The Brazilian delegation, headed by ABPI’s President Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, once again attended AIPPI’s Annual World Congress, held from September 15 to 18, in the luxurious Queen Elizabeth Center in London. During the event, ABPI’s member Claudia Maria Zeraik was elected as a new member of the Membership Committee and the Paraná sectional representative Maria Inez Araujo de Abreu was reelected to the Venue Selection Committee.

With headquarters in Switzerland and more than 9,000 members representing 125 countries, AIPPI is the leading international organization dedicated to the development and enhancement of intellectual property. Lawyer Luiz Henrique do Amaral, natural member of ABPI’s board is the vice-president of the entity.

One of the most important IP events in the world, AIPPI’s Congress has among its fundamental assets the production of content through “Study Questions” that are prepared by several national groups before the Congress, so that they can be thoroughly discussed during the event, generating Resolutions with suggestions for the international harmonization of intellectual property law. Congress is also an excellent networking opportunity for attendees. During the event, amid lectures and debates, ABPI’s president had, among others, meetings with his peers from the Patent Attorneys Association (KPAA), Se-Joong Oh; from CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys), Julia Florence; from AIPPI, Renata Righetti; and from AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Association), Sheldon Klein.

The authorities were also welcomed at ABPI’s booth at the event, by the former president of the association, Maria Carmen de Souza Brito, and the executive director Erika Diniz.

The event was attended by over 40 ABPI members, highlighting the always strong performance of the Brazilian group at AIPPI. ABPI’s Trademark Study Committee co-ordinator Rafael Atab de Araujo spoke on the panel “Describe your best defense: trade mark infringement or not?”. ABPI’s editor Márcio Merkl, in addition to participating as a delegate in Plenary Sessions, attended the Standards and Patents meeting. Also acted as delegates of the Brazilian group Leonor Magalhães Galvão and Ricardo Cardoso Costa Boclin. Another highlight is Ana Claudia Mamede Carneiro, co-coordinator of ABPI’s Patents Study Committee, in the Study Question “Plausibility”, which generated a Resolution approved at an AIPPI Plenary Session. Former ABPI’s president Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete; and ABPI’s Honorary Presidents and AIPPI’s Honorary Members Luiz Leonardos and Peter Dirk Siemsen.