Brazilian Judges Attend IP Key Latin America Seminar to Discuss Intellectual Property Infringements in Online Markets
Held in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, the event brought together expert lawyers from Europe and Latin America who agreed that enforcing intellectual property (IP) laws in the digital environment is a major challenge for authorities and business right-owners.
“As a natural consequence of the growing business and transactions taking place in the online universe, the enforcement of intellectual property rights has become increasingly complex. Authorities face new challenges, and while e-commerce offers companies great tools to improve productivity, it also provides a powerful platform for counterfeiters and pirates to attract large numbers of potential consumers in an economical way,” explains Pedro Duarte, head of IP Key LA.
For the conception and execution of each workshop of the seminar for Brazilian judges, IP Key Latin America was supported by institutions such as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the Business Action to End Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP), the Secretariat of Copyright and Intellectual Property (SDAPI), as well as the Federal Regional Magistracy School of the 2nd Region (EMARF). Each, from its scope of action, contributed not only knowledge and experience through its experts, but also by the initiative to work with regional organizations to achieve common and coherent approaches to respect for IP rights.