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1 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

2 Presentation History of International IP System WIPO Today
WIPO’s Main Activities

3 Milestones : 1883 to 2004 2002 Internet Treaties 1989 1970
Madrid Protocol PCT 1970 WIPO established 1967 WIPO Convention 1960 BIRPI moves to Geneva 1925 Hague Agreement 1893 1891 BIRPI 1886 Madrid Agreement Berne Convention 1883 Paris Convention

4 Basic Facts about WIPO WIPO’s Mission
To promote the protection of IP rights (IPRs) worldwide and extend the benefits of the international IP system to all member States Status: A specialized UN Agency Member States: 183 Treaties administered: 24

5 IP: A Tool for Development
“In the age of the knowledge economy, the efficient and creative use of knowledge is a key determinant of international competitiveness, wealth creation and improved social welfare” “An effective IP system embedded within a national strategy which anchors IP considerations firmly within the policy-making process will help a nation to promote and protect its IP assets, thereby driving economic growth and wealth creation”. Dr. Kamil Idris WIPO Director General

6 Strategic Goals Promotion of an IP culture
to increase understanding of IP to encourage use of IP system to enhance respect for IP rights Enhanced access to IP System delivery of practical solutions that empower all stakeholders to develop, protect, enforce, manage and commercially exploit IPRs for development

7 Outreach Three main directions: Public Sector & Policy Makers
Intellectual Property Offices worldwide General Public & Civil Society

8 WIPO’s Activities Norm Setting Economic Development IP Services

9 Norm Setting The main objective is the progressive development of international IP law for an IP system that is: balanced/responsive to emerging needs effective in encouraging innovation/creativity sufficiently flexible to accommodate national policy objectives

10 Norm Setting Patents Blueprint for future development of international patent system to address: logistical problems policy challenges consider implications for developing countries Criteria: balanced, reliable, swift, user-friendly, accessible, cost effective

11 Norm Setting Copyright and Related Rights: Strengthen system
Ensure it is in line with digital environment Build consensus on topical issues Facilitate CR-based business & culture development

12 Norm Setting Trademarks, Industrial Design, GI
Important tool to promote domestic commerce and international trade Develop harmonized principles/rules of law Promote adequate protection Development of international registration & classification systems

13 Norm Setting Traditional Knowledge (TK) & Folklore
Generate practical benefits from using IP system/assets to support socio-economic development, cultural integrity of communities WIPO is concerned by genetic resources & benefit sharing and TK & innovation Debating broad policy and legal questions Sharing practical experience and Developing practical tools and mechanisms

14 Economic Development To maximize strategic use of IP for development by: updating IP legislation upgrading IP infrastructure demystifying IP promoting understanding of policy options offered by IP training

15 Emphasis on ... Networks - synergistic relations WIPOnet
Collective copyright management Innovation promotion

16 Training WIPO Worlwide Academy (WWA) Distance learning program
Professional training Policy development, teaching and research Training trainers Partnerships with academic institutions, IGOs, NGOs, joint publications, materials etc.

17 Innovators & SMEs Dynamic economic sector
Improve IP awareness to enable formulation & implementation of policies, programs and strategies To enhance strategic use of IP assets by innovators/SMEs, e.g. licensing agreements, IP assets and financial etc.

18 Services Enhancement of global protection systems to further simplify and reduce costs of obtaining protection in multiple countries for: Patents (PCT) E-filing Trademarks (Madrid Agreement) Industrial design (Hague Agreement) Geographical Indications (Lisbon Agreement) Micro-Organisms (Budapest Agreement)

19 Services Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offered by WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center WIPO Trademark Database Portal

20 Many thanks for your attention

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