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ONAPI in the Dominican Republic inaugurates a Center to enhance their user assistance

ONAPI inaugurates in Puerto Plata a Technology and Innovation Support Center (CATI), which will provide users with a new module in charge of user assistance. 

The Technology and Innovation Support Centers (CATI) are the global strategy launched by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in order to bring the population closer to Industrial Property, the latest technology, and Patent Databases.

WIPO launches a State-of-the-Art A.I. search tool

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has launched a new web search tool for State of the Art searches, which uses images to carry out searches. According to Mr Francis Gurry, WIPO's Director General, “in the field of trademarks, our state-of-the-art AI technology is a major improvement that will create greater certainty for the development of new image marks and greater ease for monitoring potentially misleading or conflicting new registrations”.

WIPO's theme for this year is "Reach for gold: IP and sports"

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) celebrates every year the Intellectual Property day, 26th of April, with a new theme.

WIPO's Director General, Francis Gurry, posted a video on the same day with the new theme for 2019: "Reach for gold: IP and sports". In this video, Mr Gurry stresses the importance of Intellectual Property in the world of sports, for instance, in broadcasting.

To read more about this or watch the video, please be referred to WIPO's website.

WIPO publishes its first report on Artificial Intelligence

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has made available to users a Technology Trends report on Artificial Intelligence.

According to this report, INPI Brazil is the 14th IP Office in patent applications relating to A.I. inventions, while IMPI Mexico is 18th and INPI Argentina the 30th.

To access the whole document please be referred to the following link.
 

Inventor in Ecuador benefits from IAP WIPO´s support Program

The Ecuadorian, Mr Héctor Chávez Gándara, has just become the first inventor benefiting from this program coming from WIPO.

IAP support program takes care of matching under-resourced inventors and SMEs with volunteer patent attorneys and agents to help them through the process of patent protection.

Besides Ecuador, inventors from Colombia can also apply to benefit from this support program if they meet the requirements.

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