ETCO on the National Day to Combat Piracy


On December 3, the National Day to Combat Piracy is celebrated. ETCO's executive president, Evandro Guimarães, participated in the seminar “The importance of intellectual property” organized by the National Council to Combat Piracy and by the Brazilian Bar Association of São Paulo, which took place yesterday at Praça da Sé, OAB headquarters.

The discussion table brought together representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Court of Justice, the Commission to Combat Piracy, the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality, the Brand Protection Group and ETCO. Among the main concerns shared by ETCO that contribute to piracy are the progressive environment of leniency between institutions and the government, which directly affects the improvement of economic activity, and the stagnation of the underground economy, which includes all production of goods and services. declared to the public authorities and that today represents 16% of the Gross Domestic Product of Brazil.

In an attempt to solve the problem of piracy in Brazil, Evandro Guimarães, ETCO's executive president, suggested the development of a complete official document with technical elaboration by the government. “The document must be comprehensive, convergent, cumulative and disseminable, and must contain an agenda of priorities and urgencies for the legislative, executive and judicial branches. Only with a sustained base in the fight against piracy will it be possible to promote the formalization of the national economy ”, he declared.