>[12.Dec.19] ABREU, MERKL takes office of ABPI's New Board

On 12.Dec.2019, the Confraternization Lunch of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI) and the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), was held at the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club.

During the event, the ABPI Board of Directors took office for the 2020-2021 Biennium, in which Márcio Merkl was reinvested as Editor-in-Chief, and Maria Inez Araujo de Abreu as Sectional Representative for Paraná.

The event was attended by leading intellectual property authorities from Brazil and the world, such as the representative of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the President of the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI/BR), who clarified about the possible changes in the INPI/BR, discarding the hypothesis of the Institute's extinction and praising the restructuring and strengthening measures implemented and under study.

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