International Advocacy

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International Advocacy

IPO’s international activities span the globe in accordance with its vision of the global acceleration of innovation, creativity, and investment necessary to improve lives.

IPO’s mission is to promote high-quality and enforceable IP rights and predictable legal systems for all industries and technologies. The global acceleration of innovation, creativity, and investment is necessary to improve lives.

IPO advocates for harmonization of IP laws and procedures through its participation in the Industry Trilateral and IP5 Industry (which address harmonization of patent laws and procedures) and in stakeholder meetings, such as those with the ID5 and TM5 (which address industrial design and trademark issues). Through its committees, IPO also monitors international developments in IP, prepares comment letters to be filed around the world, holds meetings with government officials and stakeholder groups here and abroad, organizes webinars on trending topics, and submits comments for consideration by the U.S. Trade Representative as part of the Special 301 Report process. It also regularly participates in meetings at the World Intellectual Property Organization.

A Global Perspective on IP

Use the tabs below to see some of the ways IPO is working throughout the world on effective IP policies.

Comments on International Issues

IPO provides official comments on a variety of international issues. You can view all the testimony and comments here.

Events & Webinars

Meetings (In-person):


IPO has hosted a variety of webinars covering international issues. To view the current webinars, visit the IPO webinars page.

Harmonization Related Work

IPO has worked alongside a number of organizations to further harmonization.

Ready to get involved in IPO?

Contact Matt Rankin  (+1 202-507-4496) to start the membership process. You can also begin your application online.