Intellectual property is a powerful tool for investment, growth and job creation. Furthermore, knowing how to manage and exploit IP opens the door to innovation and competitiveness, both in Europe and in Latin America.
For this reason, IP Key Latin America has launched a series of initiatives to support companies, SMEs, universities and other economic actors, focused on the use of IPR in the different stages of the innovation process in a global context or within the framework of transnational association agreements.
The first edition of the seminar on Innovation, Business and Intellectual Property, held in Santiago de Chile on August 22nd and 23rd, with support from INAPI and SOFOFA, brought the fundamentals of IP to innovative and exporting SMEs in the country. The participants learned during the events to identify the different IP assets with which they work, develop strategies for their protection and use the knowledge related to IP in the commercialization of their goods or services, both in Chile and in foreign markets.
IP KEY LA -represented by Pedro Duarte, project leader, and Mariano Riccheri, IP expert- shared the experience and know-how of the EU in the development of IP system participation platforms, including SMEs, innovative companies and public institutions. These activities are part of the project's objectives, more specifically to help improve the IP environment in an international environment, to benefit Latin American and European companies.