BRICS Heads of IP Offices Hold an Informal Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

August 28, 2023

On July 7, during the 64th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the 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 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).

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.

(Source: CNIPA Website)