45 Years Ago Today

Your intellectual property became safer throughout most of the world when the WIPO Convention entered into force and formally established the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The goal of WIPO is to provide a global policy forum where governments, intergovernmental organizations, industry groups, and civil society come together to address evolving IP issues. In addition, it manages the International Patent System that allows an individual or organization to seek patent protection by filing one international application and provides an international Alternative Dispute Resolution service to resolve IP disputes outside the courts in a neutral forum that can save you time and money. While big American companies prefer the courts, IP cases can run up legal bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, often more than the patent is ultimately worth.