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XXIII Summit of Heads of State and Government

On 18 and 19 October 2013 it was held in Panama City ( Panama ) the XXIII holding of the Summit of Heads of State and Government , under the theme " The role of political, economic , social and cultural development of the Community Iberoamericana in the new global context . "

The summit conclusions were reflected in a program of action , and as is customary in recent editions it contains a reference to industrial property rights and their proper protection and dissemination as vectors of growth and development . So , this time , the decision A.5.7 . emphasizes " the implementation of a Platform Iberoamerican Industrial Property Services Productive Sector in the framework of the Iberoamerican Program Industrial Property and Development Promotion , which aims to provide users , especially small and medium enterprises ( SMEs ) , to universities and research centers Iberoamerican an integrated environment for the promotion and protection of industrial property rights , to foster more successful participation in global and regional systems of innovation. "

Through this statement highlights the CIBEPYME platform as the first concrete and tangible result developed in the context of the Latin American Program of Industrial Property and Development Promotion ( IBEPI ) since its inception and launch in the XXI Iberoamerican Summit , which took place in 2011 in Asuncion ( Paraguay ) . This , ultimately, is shown the technical and political support enjoyed by the IBEPI throughout the region