Director General of Mexican PTO participates as Chair in the 40th meeting of APEC-IPEG
Miguel Angel Margáin, Director General of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), participated in the 40th meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Intellectual Property Rights Experts’ Group (IPEG) held in Clark, Philippines from January 31 to February 1, 2015.
The meeting was aimed at strengthening the commitment of the APEC member economies to continued collaboration and support in IP matters. As well, the attendees presented plans for 2015.
The APEC forum was established in 1989 to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Its 21 member economies represent the 54 percent of the gross world product and 44 of the world trade. Currently three Latin American countries are members of the APEC forum: Mexico, which joined in 1993, Chile and Peru, which joined in 1994 and 1998, respectively.
“The aim of this meeting is that each of the 21 members share their experiences in order to face common problems,” said Margáin, who is also the APEC-IPEG Chair.
The Mexican representatives discussed facilitating innovation and the commercial exploitation of IP among small and medium-sized industries (SMEs), IP right compliance, innovation policies to promote the IP systems and initiatives to fight counterfeiting and piracy.