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Brazil and the USA undertake to cooperate in the fight against piracy.

The National Consumer Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Council for Combating Piracy and Intellectual Property Offenses (CNCP) and the United States and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The memorandum provides the possibility of collaboration in capacitation and training activities, as well as exchange of information for the adoption of best practices to combat piracy and effective actions aiming the protection of intellectual property rights.

For the national consumer secretary, “the signing of this memo represents a major step in international cooperation against piracy and related crimes, it is important to remember that the CNCP already has agreements with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and with the Police of Protection of UK Intellectual Property (UK PO) ”.

At this meeting, the beginning of a cooperation between the CNCP and WIPO was announced, with the submission of the first list of websites that appear to deliberately infringe or facilitate the infringement of intellectual property rights and related rights, according to a previous analysis made by the National Film Agency (ANCINE).

More information available in Portuguese at:,and%20Trademark%20Office%20(USPTO).