Intellectual property is a key driving force for growth in many companies and economies today, as the different types of intangible assets of a business are often more important and valuable than its tangible assets.
Intellectual property rights (IPRs) provide a basis for businesses to:
Business membership organizations and chambers of commerce can play an important role in helping companies use IP to increase their competitiveness. By engaging in the IP field, business membership organizations can:
Making intellectual property work for business
Making intellectual property work for business gives practical guidance to chambers of commerce and business associations looking to offer intellectual property (IP) services for businesses. Jointly published by ICC and the World Intellectual Property Organization, this handbook gives helpful advice on how to set up different types of IP services such as:
Thirty case studies provide hands-on insight into this issue and illustrate best practices from around the world.
Survey of existing IP programmes in chambers of commerce and business membership organizations
Many chambers of commerce in different parts of the world are active in the area of intellectual property. To help chambers share and learn from each others' experiences in this increasingly important area, ICC has brought together information on IP-related activities carried out by chambers and ICC national committees through a worldwide survey. The results of this survey are summarized in the table below. ICC thanks all chambers and national committees who contributed information to this project and made it possible.
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To update your information or contribute to this project contact Daphne Yong-d'Herve: email@example.com