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World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO

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"The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest."




Daren Tang, Directeur général

2021 Key figures

4 M

Over 4 million international patent applications have been filed through WIPO’s international patent system, boosting access to technical information


Via WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium, over 500'000 books in formats for people with visual impairments available for cross-border exchange

94 M

Through WIPO, over 94 million tech documents are freely available, a treasure trove of documentation on technologies for inspiration and knowledge acquisition


WIPO’s Academy has trained over 600,000 people in intellectual property over the past decade

Source: WIPO