The Intellectual Property and Competition Policy Division is responsible for implementing Recommendations 7, 23, and 32 of the WIPO Development Agenda. The Division's overarching aims are to promote a better understanding of the interface between intellectual property and competition policy, to facilitate the sharing of experiences of member states in that regard, and to contribute to the use of intellectual property as a tool for development.
Our activities include:
- Organizing/participating in national, regional, and international meetings with the objective of enhancing the understanding of the interface between IP and competition, facilitating the sharing of experiences, and promoting dialogue between intellectual property offices and competition authorities;
- Producing internal studies and supervising external studies;
- Conducting surveys;
- Providing technical assistance to member states looking for ways of developing and implementing national IP policies that ensure and promote competitive markets; and
- Coordinating with other international organizations.