IP Guidelines

ICC has developed a set of Intellectual Property (IP) Guidelines to provide information to businesses on practical steps they can take to assess the effectiveness of their IP management policies.

These guidelines in particular help businesses in the area of copyright and trademark, in protecting their own IP, and in considering new options for improving performance and managing the risks associated with counterfeiting and piracy.

They address internal IP use, supply chain practices, relations with intermediaries, and the handling of third-party IP. They deal with IP management in all its forms within companies, from IP development to component sourcing, manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and internal corporate use.