ADPIC

Politique en matière d'innovation et Accord sur les ADPIC

Il est reconnu qu'un système de propriété intellectuelle équilibré et efficace fait partie intégrante du cadre de politique en faveur de l'innovation. Le rôle des droits de propriété intellectuelle dans les efforts visant à permettre et promouvoir l'innovation, ainsi qu'à faciliter la diffusion des résultats des activités innovantes, est largement débattu aux niveaux international et national et fait l'objet d'un examen actif de la part des pouvoirs publics dans de nombreux pays. L’Accord sur les aspects des droits de propriété intellectuelle qui touchent au commerce (ADPIC) reconnaît l'importance d'un système de propriété intellectuelle pour l'innovation, puisqu'il prévoit (à l'article 7) que "[l]a protection et le respect des droits de propriété intellectuelle devraient contribuer à la promotion de l'innovation technologique et au transfert et à la diffusion de la technologie".

Recent years have seen a series of discussions in the WTO TRIPS Council on different aspects of the interplay between the intellectual property system and the policy and practice of innovation, discussions which have covered a wide range of national experiences in developing and applying innovation policy and the related use of the intellectual property system as a means to promote such policies.

From the e-TRIPS gateway, you can access the TRIPS Council’s meeting records on intellectual property and innovation.

Specific issues address by the TRIPS Council under this ad hoc agenda item include:

    • Intellectual property and innovation
    • Small and medium-sized enterprises
    • Cost-effective innovation
    • Contribution of IP to facilitate the transfer of environmentally rational technology and intellectual property and sports
    • University technology partnerships
    • Innovation incubators
    • Promoting awareness; case studies
    • Women and innovation
    • The role of IP in financing innovation
    • Entrepreneurialism and new technologies
    • Education and diffusion
    • Sustainable resource and low emission technology strategies
    • Regional innovation models
    • Inclusive innovation and MSME collaboration
    • Inclusive innovation and MSME growth
    • Inclusive innovation and MSME trade
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Summary of the 2017 theme on inclusive innovation and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMES): Collaboration, growth and trade; and 2018 IP and innovation theme: The societal value of IP in the new economy
    • Intellectual property and innovation: The societal value of IP in the new economy – IP improving lives
    • Intellectual property and innovation – The societal value of IP in the new economy – IP and new business
    • Intellectual Property and Innovation – Summary of the 2018 Theme: The Societal Value of IP in the New Economy and 2019 Intellectual Property and Innovation Theme: Public-Private Collaborations in Innovation
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Public-private collaborations in innovation – Innovative approaches to assisting in branding and promotion and the creative industries
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Public-private collaborations in innovation – IP commercialization
    • Intellectual property and innovation – Summary of the 2019 theme: Public-private collaborations in innovation and 2020 intellectual property theme: Making MSMEs competitive – February 2020 subtheme: Making MSMEs competitive through trademarks
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Making MSMEs competitive – Making MSMEs competitive through inclusive protection of various IPRs
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Making MSMEs competitive – Making MSMEs competitive in green tech
    • Intellectual property and innovation: Intellectual property for investment/financing/funding

e-TRIPS gateway: TRIPS Council minutes