The Patent Law Division is responsible for assisting members states in the development of the international patent system, as well as with the implementation of their national and regional normative framework.
Our activities include:
- Organizing the meetings of the SCP.
- Providing, upon request, legislative and policy advice to member states relating to patents, utility models, trade secrets, and layout designs of integrated circuits.
- Continuing to support and assist member states with the Paris Convention, the Budapest Treaty, and the Patent Law Treaty.
- Organizing, upon request, information meetings for member state representatives, to provide information on topics related to patent policy, law and practices. These meetings aim, among other things to: enhance the capacities of inventors (and those providing services to them) to prepare and file patent applications and promote the effective and efficient use of patents; and to address the interplay between patent law and other categories of intellectual property law, as well as between patent policy and other related policies, e.g. innovation, trade, health, foreign direct investment.