During the 11th BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) meeting held in Cape Town – South Africa on April 14-16, the pro tempore presidency of the IP BRICS was transferred to the BRPTO, which will be responsible for the coordination of the block’s activities for a year.
4月14日～16日にかけて南アフリカのケープタウンで開かれた「第11回BRICS 知的財産権長官会合」で、ブラジル特許庁（INPI）が「IP BRICS」の臨時議長国を務めることが決定した。INPIは今後一年にわたり、BRICS加盟国の活動の調整に責任を負う。
On March 27, the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) organized a meeting with Claudio Vilar Furtado, BRPTO’s new president.
On February 11th , the nomination of Cláudio Vilar Furtado was announced in the Federal register. Licks Attorneys had already published the information on January 8th following the declaration by the Ministry of the Economy.
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BRPTO) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) formalized this Wednesday 16th January in Tokyo the agreement to renew the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot program between Brazil and Japan. Liane Lage, Director of Patents, Computer programs and Topographies of Integrated circuits of the INPI, and Susumu Iwasaki, Director of JPO’s Third Division of Patents (Chemistry and Life and Material Sciences) were present during the ceremony.
The Ministry of the Economy announced this Tuesday, January 8th, the nomination of Mr. Cláudio Vilar Furtado as the new President of the Brazilian Patent Office (BRPTO).