World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

  • It is the global body for promotion and protection of intellectual property rights (IPR).
  • It is one of the 17 specialized agencies of the United Nations.
  • Created in 1967
  • Aims to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world
  • HQ :  Geneva, Switzerland
  • India is a member of WIPO and party to several treaties administered by WIPO.
  • It encourages and provides assistance to all its 188 member countries in formulating national IPR policy however it does not dictate or prescribe any mandatory measures.