BRICS countries sign joint declaration on cooperation in Intellectual Property

Representatives from South Africa, Brazil, China, India and Russia signed a joint statement reaffirming cooperation among the countries in the field of Intellectual Property during the 10th Meeting of BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices, held in Chengdu, China.
According to the joint declaration, signed on March 26, the main goals of this cooperation are: to promote the development of IP in the five countries; provide better services for users and the general public; and strengthen the participation of BRICS in the development of the global IP system.
In this context, the document addresses topics such as the exchange of experiences on IP legislation; public awareness of the importance of IP so that it is increasingly used, especially by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; the encouragement of the training of examiners in the area of IP; strengthening the dissemination of IP information; and the cooperation of the BRICS in international forums.
*Translated and adapted from the BPTO’s official webpage. You can check the official publication (in Portuguese) here

BPTO and UKIPO launch Lambert Toolkit

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) launched during a workshop at the Federal University of Mina Gerais, the Lambert Toolkit, that contains samples of contracts for technology transfer in Brazil.
The Lambert Toolkit is an instrument created by the British government to facilitate cooperation agreements for development and technology transfer between universities and companies. The initiative also aims to reduce time, money and effort required to secure these agreements and provide examples of best practice.
The kits, which have been translated and adapted to the Brazilian legislation, are included in a cooperation agreement signed between the BPTO and UKIPO.
The Lambert Toolkit will be available soon (in Portuguese) at the British Government website
*Translated and adapted from the BPTO’s official webpage. You can check the official publication (in Portuguese) here