The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, generally known under the acronym “AIPPI”, is the world’s leading international organisation dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property.
It is a politically neutral, non-profit organisation, headquartered in Switzerland, which currently has almost 9000 members, representing more than 100 countries.
The objective of AIPPI is to improve and promote the protection of intellectual property on both an international and national basis. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements, and also national laws relating to intellectual property.
AIPPI operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and policies, and proposes measures to promote best practices and achieve international harmonisation of law, policy and practice. In this context, AIPPI has become increasingly involved with defining well balanced systems for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.