Intellectual Property


To promote efficient intellectual property (IP) systems that support international trade, encourage investment in creation and innovation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.


- Prepare reports on the positive role of patent and trade secrets protection in supporting innovation and technology development and diffusion, as the first phase of a project to promote a more positive approach to IP as a tool for development.

- Ensure business input on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits from their Utilization.

- Launch a series of ICC university lectures on intellectual property law and its role in new business.

- Initiate a project on the protection of trade secrets.

- Undertake a preliminary study of IP issues raised by electronic media and networks and the roles of different stakeholders.

- Prepare the 2014 edition of the ICC Intellectual Property Roadmap and promote the 2012 edition in different languages at various events around the world.


ICC Research Foundation