Symposium on appropriate technologies
Staff of the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), which chairs the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Intellectual Property Rights Experts’ Group (IPEG), participated in a Symposium on Appropriate Technologies organized jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Korea (KIPO), held from April 29-30 in Seoul, Korea.
The main goal of supporting appropriate technologies is spotlighting its design with special focus on the context of its use, including environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economical aspects.
Accordingly, through several working groups and round tables, APEC-IPEG participants presented strategies to promote the accessibility to technologies in order to solve society´s needs for a sustainable approach and with a view to commercialization. Special focus will be given to the promotion of development in the different APEC-IPEG economies through the use of appropriate technology and industrial property.