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2018 BIPF in Chengdu, China

In conjunction with the 10th Heads Meeting of BRICS IP Offices hosted by SIPO in Chengdu, China on March 26 and March 27, 2018 , the 10th BRICS IP Forum (BIPF) was held in Chengdu on March 28.

This forum was hosted by CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office and IP Service Center of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade , co-organized by China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone Service Center of CCPIT and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council Sichuan Council, and supported by DANIEL Legal & IP Strategy (Brazil), Gorodissky & Partners (Russia), Remfry & Sagar (India) and Von Seidels (South Africa). Mr. HE Zhimin, deputy Commissioner of SIPO (the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China) and Mr. Luiz Otávio Pimentel, the President of INPI (the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil) attended the Forum together with 180 participants from government departments, courts, industries, and IP law firms of China, Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa and Japan.

Mr. HE Zhimin, Mr. Luiz Otávio Pimentel and Mr. Vladimir Biriulin, representative of BIPF addressed the audience at the Opening, which was moderated by Mr. Zhingqi Zhou, Senior Advisor of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office. Mr. HE said that IP cooperation of BRICS countries requests broad involvement of practitioners of law and industry. In addition to adopting various ways to implement the concept of providing better services to BRICS IP users and the public, the joint statement signed by BRICS IP Offices also indicates that we should support the exchanges and cooperation on capacity building of IP service personnel among BRICS countries and among user groups including IP service departments and other relevant agencies. 

The program for this Forum is designed for the IP owners and lawyers who wish and are ready to do business in the respective BRICS countries. It is focused on specific IP hot issues, such as PPH among BRICS IP Offices and IP5, the Latest Development of Patent and Trademark Enforcement in China, Protection of GUI in BRICS Countries, Protection of Well-known Marks in India and other BRICS Countries.

BRICS IP Forum provides a platform for all of our participants to learn more about the latest developments of intellectual property policy and law in BRICS countries, which will be an invaluable tool to guide people who wish to do business in the BRICS countries.