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Mexico: IP Protection and Anti-Corruption

November 20, 2013
Categories: Anti-corruption, Compliance, CREATe Experts, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Protection

This week, CREATe.org’s Pamela Passman joined business leaders in Mexico City to discuss new approaches to protecting intellectual property (IP) and preventing corruption.

At an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico Chapter meeting, Passman gave a presentation in which she discussed the risks associated with IP theft and corruption – including financial losses, legal proceedings and reputational harm. She shared insights into how companies can take a ‘management systems’ approach that includes practices, processes and protocols to ensure employees, suppliers and business partners can effectively protect IP and prevent corruption.

On Wednesday, Passman joined a breakfast meeting sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Mexico) which also focused on IP protection and anti-corruption. She gave an introductory talk which was followed by presentations by government officials on the impact of piracy on business.

The week also included meetings with officials from governmental organizations including the National Institute of the Entrepreneurship (Instituto Nacional del Emprendedor or INADEM) and ProMexico, the institution in charge of strengthening Mexico’s participation in the international economy. Passman also had meetings with the Mexican Institute of the Industrial Property (IMPI), the Mexican Association of Information Technology Industry (AMITI) and the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness.