World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Name Dr. Kamil Idris
Position Director General
Address Chemin des Colombettes 34, CH-1202 Genève
Phone +41-22- 338 91 11
Fax +41-22-733 54 28

Activity summary:

The World Intellectual Property Organization is the UN specialised agency for promoting the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. Intellectual property comprises of two main branches: industrial property (patents and other rights in technological inventions, trademarks, industrial designs, appelations of origin, etc.); and copyright (in literary, musical and artistic works, in films, performances of performing artists, phonograms, etc.).
WIPO promotes the worldwide protection of such intellectual property through cooperation among states, and by administering treaties covering certain intellectual property areas.