DR to host the VII Central American Ministerial Meeting on Intellectual Property

The Dominican Republic will host the VII Ministerial Meeting of Central America and the DR on Intellectual Property, which will be held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd at a hotel in the capital city.

The activity aims to promote spaces for dialogue and high-level consultations for the analysis and reflection of policies for the promotion of intellectual property and will bring together ministers, directors and technicians from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic, as well as the main officials of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

In this edition, the Dominican Republic holds the pro tempore secretariat of the regional meeting and the host of the event is the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes (MICM), together with the national offices of Copyright (ONDA) and Industrial Property (ONAPI).

The program of the meeting is made up of three events. The first is the forum “Strategic Perspectives related to the strengthening and use of the intellectual property system for the economic recovery of Central America and the DR”, which will be held on Monday to discuss guidelines and public policies related to intellectual property that favor the economic recovery of the region.

On Tuesday 22, the “Preparatory meeting of high-level authorities from Central American countries and the Dominican Republic” will take place, in which directors and technicians from intellectual property offices and public policy planning officials will analyze possible solutions that will benefit the innovation and creativity sectors.

The VII Ministerial Meeting will be held on Wednesday 23 with the theme “Empowering solutions: intellectual property as a tool for innovation, transformation and sub-regional economic recovery”. At the meeting, ministers from the region will analyze and agree on development policy strategies related to intellectual property and discuss the future and prospects for the next ministerial meeting.

Technological development and intellectual property protection go hand in hand. Therefore, changes to strengthen intellectual property rights are associated with an increase in foreign direct investment and greater access to international trade.

 

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