3rd Regional Meeting of Latin American PTOs
The World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), in collaboration with the Ecuadorian PTO and the Ministry for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation,organized last July 2014 in Salinas (Ecuador) the 3rd Regional Meeting for PTOs and Innovation Agencies of 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
During the meeting, the Ecuadorian PTO signed cooperation understanding agreements with the Cuban and Uruguayan PTOs regarding training, technology transfer or technical assistance matters between the signing offices. In the context of these conversations, participant offices and agencies presented to WIPO their regional IP, Science and Technology strategies as well as their analysis of the main challenges that a national PTO has to deal with.
It was decided that the next Regional Meeting for Latin American and Caribbean PTOs and Innovation Agencies will take place in two years in Colombia.