The Chair of the BRICS IP Co-operation Programme is transferred to India at the 6th BRICS HIPO meet

January 18, 2016

The 6th BRICS Head of Intellectual Property Offices (hereinafter referred to as ‘HIPO’) meeting, which was held in Moscow, Russia concluded with the passing of the Chair of the IP Co-operation Programme to India. Shri O.P.Gupta, Controller General of Patents & Designs, Trade Marks and GI (CGPDTM) headed the Indian delegation at the meet, which was chaired by Gregory Ivliev, Head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and attended by all BRICS countries.

The purpose of the conference was to review the progress of Intellectual Property Co-operation between the BRICS countries in the past year and to deliberate and adopt documents within the six cooperation areas based on the BRICS Intellectual Property Offices Cooperation Roadmap.

During the visit, CGPDTM also held bilateral talks with Mr. Gregory Ivliev, where the two delegates exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in areas of examination and IP training, and agreed to conduct expert exchanges in automation, and data exchange protocols.

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