CABEI promotes intellectual property rights and recognizes the work of women creators and entrepreneurs in the region


Tegucigalpa, April 26th, 2023.- In the framework of International Intellectual Property (IP) Day, which this year carries the message "Sí se puede" ("Yes we can"), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) adds its support to the generation of knowledge on the role that IP rights play in the promotion and protection of innovation and creativity of individuals and companies.

On this day, the Bank, together with the Institute of Property of Honduras, held a series of conferences and workshops for more than 150 participants from public and private universities and the government, which addressed topics such as the importance of technology watch in Central America and the empowerment of women through the appropriation of knowledge and the operation of the support center for technology and innovation in the region.

The purpose of these activities is to guide Central Americans on existing protection mechanisms such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights, as well as to recognize and promote women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs in the country.

"We are pleased to join Yes We Can, as it is a tribute to all those who help build a better future with their revolutionary ideas, especially the work of women. Innovation is a key part of economic development, and with these activities, we seek to promote the rights of the creations of individuals and companies, which can be recognized and generate economic benefits," said CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

These actions are part of CABEI's Innovation and Intellectual Property Week, and are framed within the Human Development axis of the Bank's 2020-2024 Institutional Strategy, which promotes digital transformation, the promotion of innovation centers and the creation of business and public ecosystems based on connectivity as an essential element in the generation of jobs and in improving the well-being and quality of life of the region's inhabitants.