International Agenda

CIPO is actively engaged with foreign IP offices and international organizations to address intellectual property issues and share information on IP best practices and policies.


The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), founded in 1989, is the premier forum dedicated to promote economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

In 1996, the APEC Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG) was created to coordinate and undertake work related to intellectual property rights (IPRs).

CIPO coordinates and leads Canadian participation in the IPEG to develop alliances with other IP offices from the Asia-Pacific region.

The purpose of the Group's meetings is to:

CIPO-WIPO Workshop

CIPO hosts and delivers an annual CIPO-WIPO Executive Workshop on the Management Techniques in the Delivery of Intellectual Property Services for senior officials from developing countries.

The objectives of the one-week workshop are to:

Multilateral and Bilateral Meetings

CIPO has increased bilateral dialogue with other Intellectual Property Offices to exchange information on best practices and discuss recent developments in IP.

Our IP Partners' Offices:

Memorandum of Understanding :


The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations.

Created in 1967, its mission consists of:

Canada is one of the 184 Member States of WIPO, and contributes and participates in the strategic direction and activities of WIPO.

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