Intellectual Property Policy launched
In November the Ministry of Economy (MINEC) and the National Center of Registries (CNR) launched the Intellectual Property Policy in El Salvador. This document sets the basis for promotion,generation, protection, and correct use of different IP rights in order to boost development and competitiveness in the country.
The IP Policy contains strategic focus and lines of action in order to instill a culture of encouragement, respect and use of IP in El Salvador.Among goals are the strengthening industrial, farming and aquaculture productivity, developing education aimed at promoting creative thinking and IP production, and accessing technological knowledge and development.
The policy also includes the creation of a National IP System, which will establish the legal framework to develop the institution as well as joint programs and funding management.
The Salvadorian IP Policy has been drafted with the support of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and consulted with professional and corporate associations, public institutions, research centers and universities.
To read the Salvadorian Intellectual Property Policy, please click here.