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An Evaluation of Innovation and Intellectual Property Policies in Brazil

Daniel KAMLOT and Diego SANTOS
IJCCI volume 4, issue 2, March 2017

This paper analyzes the innovation and intellectual property (IP) policies and legal framework in Brazil and their relevance for the development of the creative economy. We adopted a qualitative method of document analysis in examining the main aspects and problems of Brazilian public policies and legal framework for the development of the creative economy, innovation, and IP. We argue that, in the light of Brazilian economic difficulties, innovation can act as a catalyzer to develop creative industries. Improvements can happen as a consequence of adequate public policies concerning innovation and IP. Although Brazil has a specific innovation law, government agencies need better synergy in developing a stronger public administration system for innovation policies, instead of relying on only one institution (Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property, INPI), which lacks adequate resources for handling all the nation’s innovation policies. Brazil needs a robust management system for IP policies to meet the demands of a globalized world. The research also shows that Brazil faces many difficulties in innovation and IP policies because these policies contain norms focused on protection, but they are not respected due to the absence of enforcement mechanisms.

 

Keywords: Creative economy, Innovation, Intellectual property, Brazil, Policies

Category: Glocal Perspective