The Council recognizes that as participation in international investment and technology transfer becomes more competitive around the world, it is critical that both industry and government collaborate to ensure that Brazil becomes a global technology leader. To that end, the Council puts forth the following agenda:
- Seek nondiscriminatory protection of IP rights in Brazil, including complying with commitments established in the TRIPS Agreement.
- Encourage prioritization of enhanced penalties and ongoing enforcement against counterfeiting and piracy.
- Advocate for an expanded version of the U.S.-Brazil Patent Prosecution Highway Agreement.
- Encourage adoption of cybersecurity best practices across government and businesses, in alignment with international security standards (ISO, SOC, etc).
- Support Brazil’s Trademark and Patent Office (INPI) in its effort to retain funding and financial autonomy, increase capacity and reduce its multi-year backlog of patent applications.