WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 16 UN specialized Agencies. It was created in 1967 on the basis of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. WIPO has 192 countries.
The main objective of WIPO is to support the protection and development of Intellectual Property worldwide, to provide services and information in the field of intellectual property, to strengthen cooperation with Member States, to create a balanced and effective system of intellectual property for the benefit of all.
The Republic of Armenia has become a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 1993. WIPO cooperates with the Intellectual Property Agency of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia, which carries out the functions related to the protection of intellectual property.
WIPO provides technical assistance and supports implementation of sector development projects.
With WIPO support and funding during these years the following events have been organized and conducted in the Republic of Armenia :
- Regional seminars, workshops, workshops;
- Study visits to Israel, Korea and other countries to study their best practices in the field of intellectual property and to invest in the RA;
- Qualification trainings for the Agency staff;
- Trainings, as well as study visits to WIPO headquarters for experts, faculty and students of higher education institutions.
Intellectual Property Agency specialists participate in WIPO Standing Committees' workshops, conferences, seminars, roundtables, business meetings on a regular basis to discuss ways of developing the intellectual property sector.
WIPO experts also provide advisory on IP legislation.
With the support and funding of the World Intellectual Property Organization, around 15 manuals have been translated, adapted and published for students of educational institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises.