WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)


Standing Committee on Copyright and Related rights (SCCR)


Current main issues:

Exceptions and limitations, focus on library, archive and education http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/limitations/

Broadcasting Organizations


Committee on development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)


  • develop a work-program for implementing the 45 adoptedDevelopment Agendarecommendations;
  • monitor, assess, discuss and report on the implementation of all recommendations adopted; and for that purpose to coordinate with relevant WIPO bodies; and
  • discuss IP- and development-related issues as agreed by the Committee, as well as those decided by the General Assembly.

Development agenda recommendations


Intergovernmental Committee (IGC)


The ICG is discussing the protection of:

Traditional Knowledge: http://www.wipo.int/tk/en/tk/

Traditional Cultural Expression: http://www.wipo.int/tk/en/folklore/

Genetic Resources: http://www.wipo.int/tk/en/genetic/