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Welcome Message

Elisabeth Kasznar FeketeLuiz Henrique O. do Amaral
Dear AIPPI members, delegates and guests,

On behalf of the Brazilian Group of AIPPI, and AIPPI International, we have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the AIPPI Congress in Rio de Janeiro.
This year AIPPI will be introducing for the first time the annual Congress scheme and we are excited that this event will take place in Brazil.
Brazil is the seventh economy in the world and the largest in Latin America. In recent years, the country has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, primarily due to its export potential. In a context of rising domestic demand, increasingly skilled workforce along with scientific and technological development, that have attracted foreign direct investment, Brazil continues to experience a strong demand in IP protection. In 2014, patent applications filed in the country surpassed 35,000 and trademark filings exceeded 150,000 applications. Due to new laws incentivizing innovation, the trend of increasing IP filings by nationals will continue.
It is therefore convenient the selection of Rio de Janeiro for AIPPI's World Congress in 2015. Rio de Janeiro, on the South Atlantic coast, is the second largest city in Brazil. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its hospitality. With strong oil & gas, telecom and other industries, Rio is also a great economic hub, attracting several research and development labs.

Your participation in the Congress will enable you to share views on IP matters, to influence the development of new international IP standards, to experience strong networking among IP practitioners from around the world and to learn about current issues and cases in IP.

We trust you will come and allow us to welcome you in Rio de Janeiro this October.

See you in Rio!

Luiz Henrique O. do Amaral
Chairman, Organizing Committee
for AIPPI 2015 Rio
Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete
President AIPPI Brazil