SELA brings together international cooperation directors and intellectual property authorities in Panamá

SELA brings together national authorities, bilateral and multilateral organizations and experts in the field to promote the exchange of ideas on this issue.

SELA brings together international cooperation directors and intellectual property authorities in Panamá

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) and the Government of Panama will hold the “XXVIII Meeting of International Cooperation Directors for Latin America and the Caribbean: Cooperation for Intellectual Property”, scheduled for 07 and 08 November 2017 in the capital of this Central American country.

Considering the importance of intellectual property for productive transformation and technological innovation, SELA, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Panama and the support of the Pérez-Guerrero Trust Fund (PGTF) of the Group of 77 (G77), brings together national authorities, bilateral and multilateral organizations and experts in the field to promote the exchange of ideas on this issue.

The Permanent Secretariat of SELA will present the document Achievements in cooperation initiatives in the areas of intellectual property, industrial property, copyright, trademarks and patents in Latin America and the Caribbean, as a contribution to the debates that will take place during the two-day meeting.

The event aims to analyse the progress made in the field of regulatory frameworks on intellectual property, best practices and lessons learned and identify opportunities for international cooperation, as well as actions and initiatives that can be developed in the future.

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The opening session will be attended by the Permanent Secretary of SELA, Ambassador Javier Paulinich, and the Director-General for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama, Selina Baños.

After this meeting, on 09 November, the “Seminar on opportunities for international cooperation for Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards greater strengthening of regional cooperation” will be held.