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Sub-regional seminar on the Enforcement of IP Rights for Police Investigators and Prosecutors

The activity consisted on a 3-day seminar in Asuncion, Paraguay, and gathered over 30 international guests from several organizations specializing in intellectual property and observance. Likewise, the event counted with the presence of 15 prosecutors and police investigators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Uruguay. The workshop was held through November 14 to 16, 2023.

This seminar was co-organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Directorate of Intellectual Property of Paraguay (DINAPI), the European Union (through its IP Key Latin America programme), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

This activity focused on increasing the effectiveness of investigation, prosecution, and legal remedies against the infringement of IP rights, especially online. 

The main objectives of the seminar were:

  • Instil in the participants the value of protecting and enforcing IP rights for the social, economic and cultural development of the participating countries.
  • Training on IP remedies and enforcement measures, with a particular focus on the work of prosecutors and police investigators.
  • Discuss topical issues in the area of IP enforcement and building respect for IP.
  • Strategies for effective national and transnational cooperation to enforce IP rights and build respect for IP.


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