Innovation, IPR Cooperation Among Top Priorities For BRICS26/03/2013 by Intellectual Property Watch Leave a CommentShare this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Much of our best content is available only to IP Watch subscribers. We are a non-profit independent news service, and subscribing to our service helps support our goals of bringing more transparency to global IP and innovation policies. To access all of our content, please subscribe now.The trade ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) today concluded a framework for cooperation that includes innovation and intellectual property rights, but separately.The ministers met for the third time today on the eve of the fifth BRICS summit, being held in Durban, South Africa.The ministers’ trade and investment cooperation framework is available here [pdf]. Their communique is available here [pdf].Among the areas of agreement was to continue to work within the multilateral context, including moving forward on the World Trade Organization Doha Round talks. They also suggested closer relations between the WTO and the UN Conference on Trade and Sustainable Development (UNCTAD), and vowed to keep participating at the World Intellectual Property Organization, among other institutions.On innovation, the cooperation framework states:“Innovation Cooperation 4.3.1 Establishing project platforms to promote communication and cooperation in high technology areas. 4.3.2 Encouraging the expansion of trade and investment in high value-added products. 4.3.3 Advancing dialogue and communications in emerging industries, and promoting trade and investment in industries that are technology-, knowledge-, or capital- intensive.”On intellectual property rights, it states:“4.5 Cooperation on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 4.5.1 Enhancing information exchange on IPR legislation and enforcement through meetings or seminars. 4.5.2 Jointly developing capacity building programmes in the IPR area. 4.5.3 Promoting cooperation among IPR offices.”Share this Story:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Related"Innovation, IPR Cooperation Among Top Priorities For BRICS" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.