WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 188 member states.Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.
WIPO Green is an interactive marketplace for sustainable technology which brings together innovative green technologies and individuals or companies together to commercialize, license or otherwise access or distribute green technology. WIPO Green’s database comprises technologies at all stages of development, from research to final product, and are available for license, joint collaboration, and sale.
WIPO Green has partnered with IIPCC to provide free facility to its members to register and timestamp their innovative technologies at IIPCC’s digital platform International Knowledge Registry.
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is a neutral, international and non-profit dispute resolution provider that offers time- and cost-efficient alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options enabling private parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border IP and technology disputes out of. court and is also the global leader in the provision of domain name dispute resolution services .
The Pacific Basin Economic Council (pbec) believes that through cooperation and the exchange of ideas, the private sector and government can promote significant growth and prosperity in Asia Pacific. Independent, apolitical, and pro-business, the Pacific Basin Economic Council aspires to be a catalyst in the promotion of regional economic integration and growth.
The IP Academy (Singapore) is a national initiative dedicated to the deepening and broadening of Singapore’s knowledge and capabilities in Intellectual Property (IP) protection, exploitation and management.Given the value and importance of intellectual assets and creativity as primary sources of wealth and competitive advantage, the IP Academy aims to build a thriving culture that encourages the management and harnessing of innovation, and the resultant IP rights for the achievement of success in this global knowledge-driven economy.
The IP Academy’s roles include building capacity for the growth of the IP services industry, and organising IP thought leadership activities through conferences and roundtables, positioning Singapore as an IP hub.
APEC China Business Council (ABAC) with support from the China International Trade Promotion Committee is a non-profit business organization.The goals for ABAC are (i) to encourage Chinese
business community participating in the APEC process, providing positive guidance for the development of China and the Asia-Pacific region’s economic and trade policies, in order to create the freedom and convenience of trade, investment environment, and (ii) to establish and improve a business platform for promoting exchanges and cooperation between enterprises under the APEC framework of
Established in 2000, and supported by government agencies Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund, the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is the leading film project market in Asia. The HAF brings Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects to Hong Kong for co-production ventures with top film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors and buyers. Attracting more than 1,000 filmmakers and financiers from at least 35 countries and regions, around 25 to 30 projects are selected annually to participate in the three-day event.
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with about 1,500 technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital technology thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among youth, supporting start-ups on their growth journey, fostering industry development by promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners, and integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital adoption in the public and private sectors.
“SCLA honors ourselves as a global voice, a global community, and a global vision for both Chinese and Swiss lawyers. By promoting the legal exchanges, SCLA is promoting mutual understanding for legal procedures and decisions in China and Switzerland based on the rule of law in both countries, therefore, SCLA contributes to mutual peace and prosperity. SCLA members are convinced that lawyers in Switzerland and in China working together should be able to help governments and private entities to overcome cultural differences (e.g. making dispute settlement procedures agreed in advance more trustworthy, efficient and transparent).”