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Policy, Treaties & Harmonization

For over 40 years, AIPLA has been one of the major players in discussions relating to global harmonization, treaties, and IP policy.

From our key role in development of the Patent Cooperation Treaty System through the substantive patent law harmonization process, to the current focus on worksharing and common systems and databases among IP offices, AIPLA continues its critical role in the development of global IP policy and the improvement of IP systems and procedures, to benefit our members and the IP rightsholders that they represent.

The extensive global experience of our members is constantly marshalled for use within AIPLA and externally. Our newly created Global Advisory Council is being set up to facilitate the optimum utilization of this expertise.