Intellectual Property (IP) and Gastronomic Tourism

The WIPO Development Agenda Project on IP and gastronomic tourism aims to promote the use of intellectual property (IP) in culinary traditions (food and beverages) for application in the tourism sector.

More specifically, the project seeks to:

  • Allow the mapping, development and sustainable use of the culinary traditions in the participating countries
  • Strengthen the capacity of economic operators linked to the gastronomic tourism sector and national authorities, including IP offices, to use and take advantage of IP tools and strategies
  • Raise awareness of the advantages that the use of IP can bring to gastronomic tourism activities

Participating countries: Cameroon, Malaysia, Morocco and Peru.

Project's output and activities


Scoping study




IP analysis


National seminar


International seminar

Participating countries

(Photo: Pascal Atangana Balla)


With its mixed topography (plains, plateaus, beaches and mountains), its varied climate, flora and fauna, and its diverse ethnicities and traditions, Cameroon invites tourists to discover the country also through its culinary specialties.

(Photo: iStock / Bonchan)


The country’s socio-cultural diversity has shaped Malaysian gastronomy, which is a major attraction and plays an essential role in the development of tourism. The project allowed to highlight the richness of the Malaysian cuisine.

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Moroccan gastronomy enjoys an international aura due to its diversity and richness.  From awards to international rankings, Moroccan cuisine has become one of the Kingdom’s attractions.

(Photo: iStock / Alleko)


Over the last twenty years, Peruvian cuisine has boomed in the culinary scene and has earned international renown.

Peruvian gastronomy reflects the country’s rich biodiversity, mix of cultures and use of native, ancient varieties as ingredients in modern cuisine.

Common Project tools

  • Project Work Breakdown Structure explaining the phases and steps of the project (PDF, Scoping Study Cameroon)
  • Questionnaires to assess the level of awareness of the participants to the awareness-raising events (PDF, Scoping Study Cameroon) (PDF, Scoping Study Cameroon)