World Intellectual Property Organisation


"The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland."

Source: WIPO Website, as accessed in May 2007.

Contact details
Phone:++41 22 3389111
Address: 34, Chemin des Colombettes1211 Geneva, 1211 Geneva
Geographical focus
  • International; Other

Entry created by Elke Dall on May 24, 2007
Modified on May 24, 2007