APEC mission

  • Deepen the dialogue on intellectual property policy.
  • Survey and exchange information on the current status of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) protection and administrative systems.
  • Study measures for the effective enforcement of IPR.
  • Fully implement the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
  • Facilitate technical cooperation to implement TRIPS.

APEC's Intellectual Property Rights Experts' Group (IPEG) work supports a strong and effective IPR system. An effective IPR system is important to trade because it provides confidence to business that rights will be respected and that profits will be returned to IPR holders when goods and services are traded in the region.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Intellectual Property Rights Experts' Group

Secretariat: 35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Tel: +65 6891 9600
Fax: +65 6891 9690
Email: info@apec.org
Website: www.apec.org

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