contributions from ICC experts and members from around the globe, the popular
Roadmap is a useful reference tool to help business, policy and legal
professionals worldwide keep pace with the rapidly evolving intellectual
property landscape. The biannual
publication has been translated into Portuguese almost since its inception,
demonstrating ICC’s support for and engagement with the Portuguese-speaking
The release of
the Portuguese version of the IP Roadmap is timely as industry and government
in Brazil, the largest Portuguese-speaking economy, intensify efforts to
promote the use of IP as a tool for supporting innovation and growth. IP has
been identified by both government and industry in Brazil – ranked the 6thlargest economy in the world by the Centre for Economics and Business
Research in its most recent World Economic League Table – as a key element for
promoting innovation and growth.
conscious that innovation is necessary to compete in the global market, and
that intellectual property protection is an essential foundation stone to
promote innovation. The Portuguese version of the ICC IP Roadmap helps
policymakers and businesses in Portuguese-speaking countries understand the
global context of the development of intellectual property policy, and its
possible impact,” said Peter D. Siemsen, the ICC Commission on Intellectual
Property’s Regional Ambassador for Central and Latin America.
Roadmap’s preface, ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier and Chair of the ICC’s
Commission on Intellectual Property David Koris highlight the increasing interest in IP to businesses and governments worldwide and to countries
at different stages of economic development.
changing geo-economic landscape has led to a growing interest in how IP can be
used as a tool to build sustainable economic growth, both in emerging economies
looking to build up their economic base, as well as in more mature economies
wanting to maintain their competitive edge in the global market.”
two years, the IP Roadmap is translated into several other languages including
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian.
edition of the IP Roadmap highlights IP developments arising from technological, economic, political
and social changes. These include the decision to open up the generic Top Level
Domain name space, measures to control copyright and trademark infringement on
the Internet, and efforts to address the high costs and lengthy proceedings
necessary to obtain patents in multiple jurisdictions (such as more intensive
cooperation between patent offices, further steps in the EU initiative to
create a unitary patent and patent litigation system, and reform bringing the
US patent system one step closer to other patent systems worldwide).
developments, with implications for the life sciences, include the conclusion
of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in relation to genetic
resources, and the protection of biosimilar drugs in the EU and the US.
Download the Portuguese
version of the 2012 edition of The ICC
Intellectual Property Roadmap: Current and emerging issues for business and policymakers
For more information or to download the 2012
edition in English and other languages visit the ICC IP Roadmap