International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Association internationale pour la protection de la propriété intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Internationale Vereinigung für den Schutz des geistigen Eigentums

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1897-05-08 Brussels Belgium


Statutes revised: 1926; 1952; 11 Apr 1966, Tokyo (Japan); 13 Jun 1969, Venice (Italy); 17 Nov 1972, Mexico City (Mexico); 19 May 1978, Munich (Germany FR); 27 May 1983, Geneva (Switzerland); 13 Jun 1986, London (UK); 30 Jun 1995, Montréal (Canada); 30 Mar 2001, Melbourne (Australia).


Study and promote development of international protection of industrial property - in particular as regards inventions, trade marks, trade names, designs and industrial models and repression of unfair competition - and of other related intellectual property objects, in particular copyright; study and compare existing legislation with a view to its improvement and unification; encourage development and extension of international conventions, especially that establishing the Paris Union.


2025 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates – World Congress
2024-09-08 | Yokohama, Japan – World Congress
2023-10-22 | Istanbul, Türkiye – World Congress

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General Assembly (every 2 years at Congress); Executive Committee (meets every 2-3 years); Council of Presidents (meets annually); General Secretariat; Permanent Committees, including Programme Committee.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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