WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Role: WIPO plays a critical role in supporting developing countries. It endeavors to implement economic development programs and promotes creativity and innovation, through national action plans aiming at raising awareness of local researchers, scientists, authors, artists, technicians, musicians, publishers, etc.
Intellectual Property Digital Library
Role: The Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to intellectual property data collections hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. These collections include PCT (Patents), Madrid (Trademarks), Hague (Industrial Designs), Article 6ter (State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations) and others.
WIPO Worldwide Academy
Role: The WIPO Worldwide Academy was founded in March 1998 in response to demand for knowledge and skills in intellectual property (IP). It serves as a center of excellence in teaching, training and research in IP. Its objectives are achieved through five core programs - professional training, distance learning, policy development, teaching and research, education and degree.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Role: The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level.
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Role: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Role: OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: Support sustainable economic growth Boost employment Raise living standards Maintain financial stability Assist other countries' economic development Contribute to growth in world trade.
APEC Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG)
Role: An important role for all Intellectual Property (IP) Offices is increasing and/or improving the awareness and understanding of IP. Many valuable resources have been developed by various members of the APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts’ Group (IPEG) aimed at educating the public and key target markets about IP issues.