Component 3: Intellectual property rights

Component 3 of the AL-INVEST Verde Programme (AL -INVEST PI) seeks to achieve enhanced use and effectiveness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Latin America, particularly in the MERCOSUR countries. Its purpose is to expand and improve the use of IPRs to boost opportunities for research cooperation and stimulate competitiveness and sustainable innovation.

Component 3:
Intellectual property rights

Intellectual Property is an essential incentive for creativity and innovation, including green innovation, and thus essential to promote biodiversity, sustainable food policy, pollution and the circular economy. Hence IP has critical a role in promoting the objectives of the European Green Deal (EGD). Furthermore, well-functioning IP systems -which provide the framework for transactions around creative and technological developments- are essential for the creation of industry alliances, which are critical to reach strategic objectives such as those enclosed in EGD.

The 2,8 M project will last for three years, during which a team of seven located in Montevideo, Uruguay and Alicante will work in three main areas: 


Completing efforts for Efficient and User-Friendly IPR Institutions, which means attaining a strengthened capacity of national and regional IP Institutions, in particular MERCOSUR countries, for more efficient and user-friendly IPR protection and enforcement systems.


Contributing to an Innovative, Sustainable, and IPR-proficient Productive Sector, by improving the capacities of the productive sector, particularly SMEs and the scientific-academic, technological and agricultural sectors, regarding the management of IPRs (including GIs) to obtain value from innovation.


Building IPR-Networks and augmenting internationalisation. The purpose is to develop interinstitutional and transnational stakeholder networks to facilitate the adoption of IP best practices for the promotion of innovation and artistic creation and levelling IP laws towards international standards.

This action is implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the EU decentralised agency, specialised on intellectual property (IP).

EUIPO works both at the EU level, as in the international ground, to make IP institutions and organisations more accessible and efficient.  In this endeavour, it has a privileged collaboration with the European Commission concerning IP external actions in various regions. The purpose is to make better IP Systems and develop and collaborative networks around the world.

AL-INVEST PI is designed to be consistent with EU trade policy, with emphasis on keeping IP in line with an open and sustainable trade policy, to contribute to the economic recovery through support for the green and digital transformations.

Component 3
Implementing Consortium

Contact us

Mariano Riccheri Ponferrada

*Required information