The importance of Intellectual Property in the process of internationalisation to Latin America

Registration period
Free of charge
Small and Medium-sized enterprises
Event Language

In the latest years, Intellectual Property has become very important, especially in the process of business globalization. Moreover, more and more companies are moving in international environments in which it is essential to consider some aspects of the protection of copyright, trademarks and patents.

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk together with the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) will host a training session that is aimed at all those companies interested in doing business in Latin America or are willing to do so.

The main issues concerning the protection of Intellectual Property to bear in mind when internationalizing your business in these countries will be explained, with special focus on Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

Moreover, attendees will have the chance to be assisted by the Intellectual Property Experts during the bilateral meetings*.

Target audience: Portuguese companies with trade relations with Latin America

Speakers: Gilberto Macías and César E. Fernández

Language: English

Date: 15th February 2017

Time: 09.00 - 12.00 (12.00 to 13.30 only for bilateral meetings – max. 15 minutes per person. They must be scheduled and subject information to address)

Location: IAPMEI premises (Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, Campus do Lumiar, Building L, room 40, Lisbon)

Fee: Free of charge (limited places)



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*max. 15 minutes per person. They must be scheduled and subject information to address


About the Speaker

Mr. Gilberto Macías is an Intellectual Property lawyer at Clarke, Modet & Cº Professional experience of over 16 years in the field of Intellectual Property. Specializing in the management, operation and defense of intangible heritage with special focus on Trademarks and Designs EU, designations of origin and geographical indications, collective, certification and warranty brands. Currently, he is the Coordinator of EU Trade Marks and Community Designs Department of Clarke, Modet & Cº.

About the Trainings

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk's trainings are business-oriented which could be attended by any EU SME. These free-of-charge events are conducted by top professionals that know exactly what an SME needs to know to improve its business strategy regarding IP registration and enforcement in the Latin America region. 

Additionally, if you would like to have a training on a specific topic that may be of help for your business, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. Your opinion and suggestions are very important to us!

About the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support and assistance on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in Latin America, as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.