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  • Meet us shortly in Belém, Brazil! The Helpdesk participates in the EU-Brazil Technology and Innovation Forum & Tour of Brazil, from 22-25 September 2014 organized by B-BICE on the occasion of the XXIV Anprotec Seminar on Science Parks and Business Indubation. 

    Specifically the Helpdesk will contribute to the Round Table on Intellectual Property Management and Cooperation organized on 22nd September 2014. By focusing on the main challenges to promoting a mutual understanding of the IP legal framework in Brazil, European Member States and the European Union, the session will address specific issues on howto foster cooperation on IPR among EU and Brazil to promote a level playing field. The event gathers policy makers, IPR experts, EU & Brazilian decision makers, Representatives of EU & Brazilian Funding Agencies, JAT members, EU & Brazilian officials, Innovation actors and Enterprises.

    We look forward to meeting you there!

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  • Event type: Workshop

    Time: 14.00h (CET)

    Location: Budapest, Hungary. Hotel President Budapest, room Lobby, 1054 Budapest, Hold utca 3-5   

    Admission: Free (registration required)

    Language: English (translation to Hungarian available)

    Event description

    The Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk is organizing together with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry the workshop "Trade with South-America: Intellectual property rights in the Mercosur countries with a special focus on Brazil". 

    Hungarian SMEs' will be provided with a presentation of the Mercosur region, economic relations with Hungary, and IP rights rules and practice (registration and enforcement) in the said areas, with special focus on Brazil.

    Practical tips and watch-outs to be taken into account when operating in the Mercosur region countries and Chile will be given. The event will be hosted by top-level speechers Mr. György Mosonyi, Mr. Valter Pecly Moreira, Mr. Claudio Giacomino, Dr. Gábor Németh, Mr. Paolo Baldan and Ms. Maria Ester Soares Dal Poz.

    Registration

    Register for the workshop by sending us un email to info@mercosur-iprhelpdesk.eu

    About the clinics & workshops

    The Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk clinics & workshops are business-oriented, presential trainings, which could be attended by any EU SME. This free-of-charge events are conducted by top professionals that know exactly what an SME needs to know to improve its business strategy regarding IP registration and enforcement in the Mercosur region and Chile. 

    Join our next clinics & workshops and get in contact with same-interests companies or have a look at our clinics & workshops and do not miss the chance to harness from others' real-life cases. 

    Additionally, if you would like to have a clinic or workshop on a specific topic that may be of help for your SME, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail. Your opinion and suggestions are very important to us!

    About the Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk

    The Mercosur IPR SME Helpdesk offers free of charge, first-line support on IP and IP rights matters to facilitate the expansion of European SMEs (EU SMEs and SMEs from the Associated countries) already established at, or working with entities in MERCOSUR and Chile as well as those potentially interested in establishing commercial and R&D activities and ventures in these countries.


  • BAU 2015 Munich, the architecture, materials and systems trade fair, will celebrate a new edition in the German city of Munich, in the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, within the next 19 to 24 January 2015, showing the latest developments and innovations in all its aspects.
     
    Architectural materials and systems for industrial and residential construction and interior will be exposed. The offer is classified both attending to building materials and product areas. Key topics as "Sustainable construction" are to be dealt in the event.
     
    With over 1900 exhibitors from 43 countries are expected to be present in this year's edition.
     
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  • The Third BioTrade Congress, jointly organized by UNCTAD and the Convention on Biological Diversity, will take place in the Republic of Korea on 6-17th October and will be focused on alternatives and trends to develop Biodiversity- based business with a special focus on sustainability, by discussing the following issues.

    • Engaging businesses in achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the sustainable development goals.
    • The implications of the Nagoya Protocol for developing BioTrade and biodiversity businesses.
    • Practical tools for sustainable sourcing and use of biodiversity.
    • Sustainable supply and ethical demand from the business perspective.

    SMEs that aim to develop such business models in Latin America should be very aware about the Congress and its outcome.

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  • From 8 to 12 October, Lisboa Design Show LXD 2014 will hold its fifth edition in the fairground facilities FIL, Lisbon International Fair.
    The latest developments related to Equipment, Fashion and Interiors, innovation and creativity will be showed, focusing on brands, designers, education and domestic industry. 
    The event concentrates the best National and International proposals, product accessories, decorating trends and projects with creative and innovative concepts in different formats: seminars, conferences and workshops. 
    Additionally, Toni Grilo will be in charge of the scenography of the pavilion, in which cork will be the main material used for stands, auditorium and other spaces.