Global Intellectual Property Center

Multilateral Organizations

The Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) actively promotes the rights of creators and inventors in multilateral organizations around the world, including at the bodies of the United Nations (UN) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The policies developed in organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), World Health Organization (WHO), and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), can have a significant impact on the development of and access to new technologies and content.

The GIPC works with leadership in the multilateral institutions as well as our U.S. Government representatives to structure an effective pattern of collaboration that gives them the support they need to fight against the creep of limitations, exceptions, and workarounds to IP rights in key international decision-making and rule-setting bodies.

Through our work with partner organizations, we provide policy makers with evidence-based research and individual testimonials on the important role IP plays in promoting safety for consumers, economic growth, and access to the latest technologies. The GIPC is working to ensure that businesses and policy makers are collaborating to create rules which preserve and protect IP rights.