Protecting and Exploiting your IP assets in South America with a special focus on Argentina

Free of charge
Small and Medium-sized enterprises
Event Language
Event type: Workshop

Time: 09.00h (GMT + 01:00)

Location: Berlin, Germany.

Venue: Botschaft der Republik Argentinien, Kleiststraße 23-26 (10787 Berlin).

Admission: Free (registration required)

Language: English

Event description

The MERCOSUR IPR SME Helpdesk organises in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina in Germany and the Enterprise Europe Network a workshop on “Protecting and Exploiting your IP assets in South America” with a special focus on Argentina.

Mercosur is South America’s leading trade bloc which encompasses Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela with a merchandise trade of over US Billion. Brazil and Argentina account of 43% of this total. The EU counts among the major trade partners. The merchandise trade with the EU amounts to 20%.

Hear from experts on protecting your assets and trading internationally with the MERCOSUR region. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on information about opportunities of doing business in the MERCOSUR region, notably Argentina. It offers facts and hints to IP issues to be considered. This event is brought to you by the Mercosur SME IPR Helpdesk in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina in Germany and the Enterprise Europe Network.

About the speakers

Mr. Hicham Abghay is senior project manager at Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum offering supporting services for SMEs and research organisations to increase their innovation capacity and competitiveness from idea to market. Hicham manages several projects in the areas of innovation, technology transfer, research funding, market survey and policy recommendations with a special focus on Healthcare and notably IPR management.

Mr. Eli Salis is senior attorney at Landwel - Price Waterhouse Coopers (Alicante, Spain). Graduated at the National University of Litoral, Santa Fe (Argentina), he has been an Intellectual Property Consultant since more than 20 years, dealing with IP Management (protection and enforcement) regarding the legal aspects relating to IP negotiation, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, Industrial Designs and other IP Rights. Mr. Salis is author of several publications on Private International Law and
Latin-American Area Coordinator and Master's Professor of Industrial and Intellectual Property and Information Society, University of Alicante.


Registration and welcome Coffee

His Excellency Daniel Polski, Ambassador of Argentina in Germany

Services of the Mercosur IPR helpdesk
Hicham Abghay, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum

EU – Latin American Business Cooperation
Dr. Santiago Villa, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas - CONICET

Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America I with a special focus on Argentina:
• General Overview of IP in the MERCOSUR region
• IP Protection Rules: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights
Rubén Romano, Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Coffee break

Intellectual Property Rights in Latin America II with a special focus on Argentina:
• IP Exploitation: Licensing, IP Valuation, Start-ups creation
• IP Enforcement: Counterfeiting, IP Rights registration
Rubén Romano, Universidad Nacional del Litoral

Wrap-up and closure of the workshop


Register online for the workshop here

About the clinics & workshops

The Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk clinics & workshops are business-oriented, presential trainings, which could be attended by any EU SME. This 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 Mercosur region and Chile. 

Join our next clinics & workshops and get in contact with same-interests companies or have a look at our clinics & workshops and do not miss the chance to harness from others' real-life cases. 

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

About the Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk

The Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support 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 MERCOSUR and Chile as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.