s10总决赛竞猜 provides a global policy forum, where governments, intergovernmental organizations, industry groups and civil society come together to address evolving intellectual property (IP) issues.
Our member states and observers meet regularly in the various s10总决赛竞猜 Committees and decision-making bodies. Their challenge is to negotiate the changes and new rules needed to ensure that the international IP system keeps pace with the changing world, and continues to serve its fundamental purpose of encouraging innovation and creativity.
Established by the s10总决赛竞猜 Convention, these constituent organs, are s10总决赛竞猜’s highest decision-making bodies. They traditionally meet in September/October each year in either ordinary or extraordinary session.
Any s10总决赛竞猜 Standing Committee or other body can also decide to establish a working group to examine a particular question in more detail.
If one of the Standing or Permanent Committees determines that sufficient progress has been made to move towards treaty adoption, the General Assembly can decide to convene a Diplomatic Conference. This is a high level meeting of member states, convened with the sole purpose of finalizing negotiations on a new treaty. The most recent have included:
IP is an important component of economic policies. s10总决赛竞猜 contributes to better understanding of the economic effects of IP policy choices, and offers a first entry point for information on the economics of IP.
Innovation has brought major advances in public health. The challenge for public and global health policymakers is to provide the necessary incentives for innovation and to promote access to more effective health products and services, particularly where they are most needed.