WIPO Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities – Developing Global Intellectual Property Infrastructure for Promoting Science, New Technologies and Innovation Worldwide

CICG, Geneva, September 17 and 18, 2009


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a Global Symposium of Intellectual Property Authorities to be held on September 17 and 18, 2009, at the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG). The Symposium will:

  • provide heads of IP authorities, industry leaders and other stakeholders with an international forum in which to discuss how the present intellectual property infrastructure, could be developed in a coherent way to support increasingly borderless activities for innovation within science and technology communities and industries;
  • Present WIPO’s new vision and strategy for reinforcing and integrating different technical components for developing the global IP infrastructure;
  • involve users of the IP system in the process and create stronger networks between IP authorities and industry/IP practitioners.

The event is open to the general public.