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Voices of IP: Jorge Avila, Brazilian National Industrial Property Office
Strengthening the Economy through Patents
Jorge Avila, President
The Brazilian National Industrial Property Office is in charge of patents, trademarks, industrial design and other IP forms in Brazil. The President, Jorge Avila, explains the importance of IP in stating that newcomers “have no chance if they have to compete without any kind of protection.” In the last 10 years, innovation has become the main objective to strengthen the economy in Brazil. In this year alone they received 35,000 applications for patents and 8,000 of them were issued.