Intellectual Property

Members of the ICC Commission on Intellectual Property have a close working relationship with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), attending all its relevant meetings and providing input through submissions, oral intervention or meetings with government delegates in Geneva in various WIPO processes.

ICC/WIPO Handbook

The ICC-WIPO handbook gives practical advice on how to set up different types of IP services.

Intellectual property has become an essential competitive tool for businesses in today’s economy. However, many of them do not understand how to use IP in their business. Businesses membership organizations are uniquely positioned to help bridge this knowledge gap.

“Making intellectual property work for business” gives practical guidance to chambers of commerce and business associations looking to offer intellectual property (IP) services for businesses. Jointly published by ICC and WIPO, this handbook gives helpful advice on how to set up different types of IP services such as:

  • awareness-raising, consultancy,
  • policy advocacy and
  • stimulating innovation.

Thirty case studies provide hands-on insight into this topic issue and illustrate good practices from around the world.

The ICC-WIPO handbook is part of a suite of tools that ICC is developing to support the provision of business-oriented IP services to help companies boost their competitiveness. ICC’s long-standing work in the area of intellectual property is spearheaded by its Commission on Intellectual Property.

WIPO is an intergovernmental organization in the United Nations system of organizations. It seeks to ensure that the rights of creators and owners of intellectual property (IP) are protected worldwide and that inventors and authors are recognized and rewarded for their ingenuity.