Investigations

Investigations examine possible wrongdoing and identify vulnerable areas where fraudulent activity might occur.  Investigations are carried out in accordance with the Uniform Guidelines for Investigations PDF, Uniform Guidelines for Investigations and the Investigation Policy PDF, Investigation policy

The Investigation Manual PDF, Investigation Manual outlines techniques, methods and procedures followed.

Investigation reports Archive

Title Date
Management Implication Report (MIR) on Information contained in Patentscope Website PDF, Management Implication Report on personal data and privacy issues concerning WIPO e-mails to external users September 3, 2021
Management Implication Report (MIR) on personal data and privacy issues concerning WIPO e-mails to external users PDF, Management Implication Report on personal data and privacy issues concerning WIPO e-mails to external users June 1, 2021
Management Implication Report (MIR) on information transmitted to the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) PDF, Management Implication Report on information transmitted to the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) August 25, 2020
Management Implication Report (MIR) on risks relating to business dealings with former employees PDF, Management Implication Report on Customer Service System September 19, 2019
Management Implication Report (MIR) on Customer Service System PDF, Management Implication Report on Customer Service System June 27, 2019
Management Implication Report (MIR) on ex officio corrections to the Madrid Registry PDF, Management Implication Report on ex officio corrections to the Madrid Registry February 12, 2019
Management Implication Report (MIR) on AIMS Procurement System PDF, Management Implication Report on AIMS procurement system March 6, 2018
Management Implication Report (MIR) on Access and Use of Parking Areas PDF, Management Implication Report on Access and Use of Parking Areas February 8, 2018
Management Implication Report (MIR) on Traffic Rules in Parking Areas PDF, Management Implication Report on Traffic Rules in Parking Areas August 24, 2017
Management Implication Report on recruitment procedures PDF, Management Implication Report on recruitment procedures September 28, 2016
Management Implication Report on prevention of fraudulent use of the Madrid Registry by third parties PDF, Management Implication Report on prevention of fraudulent use of the Madrid Registry by third parties June 24, 2016
Management Implication Report on medical ability to travel on mission PDF, Management Implication Report on Medical ability to travel on mission January 21, 2016
Management Implication Report on working hours PDF, Management Implication Report on working hours November 7, 2014

Report wrongdoing

In accordance with the WIPO Internal Oversight Charter PDF, Internal Oversight Charter , the Director of the Internal Oversight Division (IOD) may receive complaints or information concerning the possible existence of fraud, waste, abuse of authority, non-compliance with rules and regulations of WIPO in administrative, personnel and other matters or other irregular activities relevant to the mandate of the Director, IOD.

Once an allegation is received, it is registered and evaluated to determine whether an investigation is warranted. If an investigation is needed, it will be conducted in compliance with WIPO Internal Oversight Charter and with the above-mentioned Guidelines and Manual.

To report suspected wrongdoing, please click on the button below. 

Proceed to SpeakUp®

You will be directed to SpeakUp®, an external, independent platform to report suspected wrongdoing and communicate with investigators in a secure, anonymous manner. Find out more information about SpeakUp.