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WIPO Brazil Office

Our office is located in Rio de Janeiro and staffed by professionals dedicated to providing high quality information, assistance, and services to stakeholders in Brazil. The WIPO Brazil Office (WBO) was opened in 2009 to support the implementation of intellectual property (IP) projects and activities in Brazil. We work with Brazilian institutions, as well as with institutions from other developing countries, to create lasting value from IP assets.

We aim to improve understanding of intellectual property (IP) for public policies and business strategies while at the same time supporting the structuring of modernized and service-oriented IP administrations and institutions. We also work to enhance IP competencies of business professionals, creators, innovators, policy makers, and knowledge holders.


Our activities include:

  • Strengthening the provision of and/or knowledge about WIPO services and treaties;
  • Promoting and participating in awareness raising initiatives on the use of the IP system;
  • Providing round-the-clock help and advice on IP-related matters in Brazil, through the WIPO Customer Service Center;
  • Working with other international organizations (UNDP) on a project to improve IP knowledge among technology brokers.


WIPO has a long-standing collaboration with Brazil for the strengthening of the use of Intellectual Property. The WBO was established in 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, with the mission of support WIPO on the promotion of WIPO’s Global IP Systems, the delivery of technical assistance and capacity building activities, the promotion of WIPO’s treaties and the implementation of effective communication and outreach strategies.

In the period from 2011 to 2015, the WBO administrated the Funds-in-trust (FIT) “Promotion of a better use of the IP System and Development of IP Office Best Practices”. The projects and activities covered by this FIT were primarily focused on the training of the Technical Staff of Brazil IPO and Internalization of Best Practices. Between 2012 and 2016, the WBO administrated the Executive Agreement regarding the Promotion of South - South Cooperation. The objective of this Partnership Program was to expand and improve the use of the intellectual property system by actors living in developing countries and least developed countries and to promote information and knowledge exchange and the reproduction of good practices.

During the mandate, the WBO has been cooperating with internal sectors to target at a more effective use of IP by Brazilians in a demand-driven manner and to cooperate with national authorities in a more results oriented manner. As an outcome of the Office’s contribution to WIPO general activities in Brazil, the country has accessed to the Madrid System on International Registration of Trademarks in 2019 and is currently discussing the Brazilian accession to other treaties.


Photo: Beatriz AMORIM-BORHER

Acting Director: Beatriz AMORIM-BORHER

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