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Sheila Alves: smoothing the path


Sheila Alves: smoothing the path


The UK’s IP liaison officer in Brazil has a busy time assisting companies through the thickets of the country’s IP system. WIPR spoke to her to find out more.

Facing a 14-year delay in having your patent granted is not an appealing prospect.

In Brazil, this is the reality and it means that Sheila Alves, an intellectual property liaison offer at the British Embassy in Brasilia, may have a tricky task on her hands.

From her base in the capital city, Alves is tasked with helping UK companies to protect their IP in Brazil.

IPO, INPI, Luiz Otávio Pimentel, GIs, ANVISA, Sheila Alves

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