IP BRICS: Openness, Inclusiveness, Cooperation and Win-win

Source: China IP News

National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil

Created in 1970, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) is a federal autarchy linked to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, responsible for the improvement, dissemination and management of the Brazilian system of industrial property. INPI's duties include: Trademarks registration; Patent grants; Technology Transfer and Franchising Contracts registration; Industrial Designs registration; Geographical Indications registration; Software registration; Topography of Integrated Circuits registration. By the end of 2016, INPI had 975 employees.

Federal Service for Intellectual Property of Russia Federation

The Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) is the federal executive authority of the Russian Federation in charge of control and supervision in the area of legal protection and use of intellectual property rights, including patents and trademarks. Rospatent publishes the objects of intellectual property: Applications for inventions; Patents for inventions; Utility models and industrial designs; Trademark and service mark applications; Applications for the registration of appellations of origin; Trademarks and service marks; Appellations of origin; Well-known trademarks; Official registration of computer programs, databases, topographies of integrated circuits.

Office of the Controller - General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks of India

The Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks of India(CGPDTM-India) under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry is responsible for grant of patents, registration of Designs & Trade Marks, Copyright, GI and layout design of integrated circuits in India under the ambit of respective Act and Rules. The Office is also responsible for the implementation of National IPR Policy and promotion of nationwide IPR awareness in collaboration and coordination with related offices.The Indian IP Office is located in Bombay. The offices under the administrative control of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks have shown consistent growth over the years.

State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China

The main responsibilities of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) include IPR protection work, improving the construction of IPR protection system, registration, examination and right determination and administrative adjudication of trademark, patent and geographical indication and instructing law enforcement work of trademark and patent, etc. In recent years, China's invention application kept a good momentum.  In 2017, the SIPO received 3,699,000 pieces of applications for the three kinds of patents, wherein 1,382,000 for invention patents, increasing by 14.2% compared with the previous year, and 1,688,000 pieces for utility model patents and 629,000 pieces for design patents. In 2017, SIPO received 51,000 international applications through PCT route, increasing by 12.5% compared with the previous year.

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), is an organ of the state established on 1st May 2011 in terms of the Companies Act, as entity within the Department of Trade and Industry. On its establishment CIPC merged the office of Companies and Intellectual Property Enforcement (OCIPE) which was a division with the Department of Trade and Industry, and the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO). South Africa receives on average 9,000 applications a year; 10% are local applications (first filings); about 75% are national phase or foreign applications (second filings) and about 15% are patent applications originating from South Africa, filed abroad.