WIPO Awards IP Academics in Brazil

January 5, 2021

The WIPO Academy, in collaboration with the WIPO Brazil Office and the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil offered four awards to academics who presented the best research papers on the occasion of the XII Academic Encounter of Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development (ENAPID), which was organized by INPI from December 9 to 11, 2020.

The 2020 winners of the ENAPID research paper competition (photo: INPI Brazil/WIPO).

The ENAPID was delivered online for the first time in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event attracts alumni and technology transfer office managers from Brazil and promotes debate on intellectual property (IP) and its relevance for development and innovation in various fields of research.

Award winners

Four awards, consisting of full scholarships for the WIPO Academy’s advanced distance learning courses on IP were granted to the presenters of the following winning research papers in each category:

  • Category 1 – Patents: “Startup Z2S and its Technological Solutions for the Productive Chain of Milk: Success Cases Related to the Needs of Dairy Property” by Elias F. Sgarbossa, Maira Sgarbossa, Flavia. M. P. Cavancanti, Anelise Rebelato Mozzato;
  • Category 2 – Distinctive Signs and Copyright: “Assessing the Route of the Main Brazilian Digital Platform of Medical Content: the PEBMED Case” by Gabriel Marcuzzo do Canto Cavalheiro Mariana Brandão Cavalheiro;
  • Category 3 – IP Rights and Public Policies: “IP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Family Agriculture” by Ricardo J. Stinghel, José C. Valbuza; and
  • Category 4 – Technology Transfer: “The Agreement of Technological Safeguards between Brazil and USA on the Alcantara Base and the Possibility of Development of the Spatial Sector” by Débora Gomes Bandeira, Heloísa Gomes Medeiros.

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