The Brazilian National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) is creating a virtual showcase for IP owners to display and advertise their Brazilian assets. According to INPI, the goal of the project is to facilitate technology transfer and IP licensing in Brazil. Hence, the new platform has the potential to help owners to monetize their IP by connecting them with those interested in acquiring or licensing it. The showcase is scheduled to be launched on October 1, 2020 and will be initially limited to patents and patent applications. (Designs, trademarks, computer programs and circuit topographies will be gradually added to the platform within the next years.) Thanks to RAFAEL SALOMAO (Daniel Law), Secretary of IPO’s Latin America Practice Committee, for submitting this update on behalf of the Committee.
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