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 High technical level on the first day of the Scientific Meeting of the ABPI Commissions

High-level technical presentations marked the first day of the 2nd Scientific Meeting of ABPI Study Commissions (Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property), which is being held online, from the 12th to the 16th of this month. The three panels at this Monday’s event addressed the issue of biodiversity and the sector’s legal framework.

In the debate on ESG actions, mediated by Lucas Antoniazzi and José Mauro Decoussau Machado, the specialist in environmental law, Paula Amaral Mello, dealt with ESG actions and international standards of environmental compliance. Alessandro Giacaglia, a specialist in antitrust law, dealt with the possible competition conflict in relation to ESG actions.

The coordinator of the ABPI Geographical Indications Commission, Luiz Ricardo Marinello, spoke, under the mediation of the Advocacy Commission’s deputy coordinator, Isabela Estabile, on the challenges of Brazilian legislation related to the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol. Lawyer Marcelo Nogueira, in turn, addressed topics such as traditional knowledge and its relationship with intellectual property.

In the debate on cultivars & technology, Natura’s Regulatory Affairs and Biodiversity manager, Ana Viana, emphasized the need for harmonization between the legal framework, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, and business development. Guilherme Oliveira, director of the Instituto Tecnológico Vale, addressed, among others, the access and use of genetic sequences (in the original Digital Sequence Information – DSI) deposited in databases in biotechnology research projects. The mediators of this debate were the coordinators of the ABPI Biotechnology Commission Roberto Ribeiro, Maria Isabel de Castro Bingemer and the assistant coordinator Marisa Moura Momoli.

The event runs until Friday (06/16) with 3 daily presentations, always at 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm, for the discussion of relevant topics on each subject of Intellectual Property.

If you missed a presentation, the videos will be available on the Ceduc-ABPI platform, but you must register for the event to be able to watch them later.

The event is free for ABPI members and undergraduate students.

Registration is still open and can be done through the ABPI App using the links below.

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