Miscellaneous  |  01/17/2023

Reto M. Hilty signs cooperation agreement with the University of São Paulo

On 11 January 2023, Reto M. Hilty signed a research cooperation agreement between the Institute and the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (FDUSP). This cooperation is part of the “Smart IP for Latin America” (SIPLA) Initiative, which provides a neutral forum for academic and legal policy discourse on intellectual property and competition law in Latin America. In addition to the existing observatories in Argentina and Colombia, an academic observatory will now also be established in Brazil.

f.l.t.r.: Calixto Salomão Filho, Reto M. Hilty, Celso Fernandes Campilongo,Juliana Krueger Pela
Reto M. Hilty (2.f.l.) with the Director of the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (FDUSP), Celso Fernandes Campilongo (2.f.r.) the Head of the Brazilian Observatory, Juliana Krueger Pela (right) and the Head of the Commercial Law Department of the FDUSP, Calixto Salomão Filho (left) / Photo: FDUSP

Prof. Dr. Celso Fernandes Campilongo, Director of FDUSP, emphasized at the signing ceremony that partnerships such as this are fundamental for the advancement of FDUSP's faculty and students. This cooperation will develop projects that will serve to better use the creative and technological potential of Latin America to best meet the social, cultural, and economic needs and interests of this region of the world. Joint publications and events complement the research cooperation portfolio.

The first events are already in preparation: On 26 April 2023, the SIPLA Annual Conference will take place in São Paulo. The main topics will be technology transfer and regional innovation. The conference will be rounded off by four internal workshops devoted to the further development of SIPLA projects already underway in the areas of copyright, patent law, competition law, and trade secrets protection.