On July 7, during the 64th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), BRICS heads of IP offices held an informal meeting. The meeting was chaired by Rory Voller, Commissioner of the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) of South Africa and participated by Shen Changyu, Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), Júlio Moreira, President of the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) of Brazil, Yury Zubov, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) of Russia, and Unnat P. Pandit, Controller General of Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM).
Shen stated that the BRICS mechanism, since its establishment 17 years ago, has been upholding the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation, maintaining close communication, deepening cooperation, and enhancing mutual trust with a series of important fruits reaped. Since last year, marked progress has been made in all aspects of IP cooperation among the BRICS countries. Further deepening of communication, mutual learning and pragmatic cooperation is expected to enhance the influence of the BRICS IP cooperation.
During the meeting, the offices discussed and reached consensus on issues including progress of the BRICS cooperation roadmap project, BRICS general statements during the WIPO Assemblies, future information communication mechanism and preparatory work for the 15th BRICS Heads of IP Offices Meeting.
Updated: Jul 19,2023