📆 On October, 21st 2022, SIECA has organized the Event on intellectual property of the Central American Economic Subsystem, within the framework of the EU funded project, through the contract service nr. DCI-ALA/2019-409-683, implemented by A.R.S. Progetti S.P.A., Dissemination and Promotion of the EU-CA AA, the Roadmap for the "Central American Customs Union (2015-2024), the Trade Facilitation Strategy with emphasis on coordinated border management and competitiveness, including the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
🌐 The Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA), through the Central American Economic Integration Project (INTEC), financed by the European Union, organized a working meeting between officials of the Ministries in charge of Economic Integration and officials of the Intellectual Property Registries of the countries of the Central American region, with representatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in order to socialize the regional agenda on intellectual property and identify opportunities for cooperation and assistance for its implementation, within the framework of the Central American Economic Integration Subsystem.
⚙️The meeting was inaugurated by the Minister of Economy of Guatemala and President Pro Tempore of the Council of Ministers of Economic Integration (COMIECO), Mr. Janio Rosales; the Secretary General of SIECA, Mr. Francisco A. Lima Mena; the Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Marco Alemán; the head of the Regional Section for Central American Economy and Trade of the Delegation of the European Union, based in Costa Rica, Mr. Massimo de Luca.
💡 Intellectual Property, as a strategic sectorial policy of the Central American economic integration process integration process, and as a means to achieve the economic development of the countries, has become highly relevant and important importance and important efforts are being made to make progress in this area. In the development of the meeting, The meeting is expected to address several agenda items, among which the following will be discussed:
A) The situation of Intellectual Property in Central America.
B) The vision of the intellectual property registration offices, regarding their main challenges and interests.
C) The vision of WIPO, regarding the challenges and priorities of intellectual property for the Central American Subregion.
Central American Subregion.
D) The regional intellectual property agenda to be implemented in the short, medium and long term.