WIPO
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland

About WIPO


WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 191 member states.

Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

We help governments, businesses and society realize the benefits of IP.

We provide:

  • a policy forum to shape balanced international IP rules for a changing world;
  • global services to protect IP across borders and to resolve disputes;
  • technical infrastructure to connect IP systems and share knowledge;
  • cooperation and capacity-building programs to enable all countries to use IP for economic, social and cultural development;
  • a world reference source for IP information


At WIPO we are looking for talented individuals from around the globe to help us develop the global intellectual property system.  We employ for a wide range of roles: from software engineers, to designers, lawyers, statisticians and more.


Overview
Headquarter:
Geneva, Switzerland
Founded:
1967
Type of Organization:
United Nations System
Website:
https://www.wipo.int
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WIPO Director General
Name:
Francis Gurry
Nationality:
Australia
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