The Department for Transition and Developed Countries is responsible for providing support to improve the participation of Central European and Baltic States, Central Asian, Eastern European and Caucasian countries, as well as some Mediterranean countries, in the international intellectual property (IP) system. The Department also works to ensure these states share in the economic and social benefits of innovation and creativity. This is achieved in many ways, including by improving opportunities to make the most of creative and innovative potential, and by enhancing foreign investment and technology transfer activities.
In terms of developed countries, the Department is focused on strengthening institutional relations with these countries. It also works on improving the coordination, promotion and delivery of WIPO services and programs in developed countries.