Technical Cooperation Activities under TRIPS Art. 67. - View details of the document


  1. Based on its legal mandate, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (hereafter 'IPI') takes part in technical cooperation in the area of intellectual property (IP). This cooperation takes place either independently or in collaboration with other national and international institutions. Technical Cooperation in the field of IP facilitates a more efficient operation of the competent IP authorities in the partner countries. This can be achieved, for example, through the training of relevant employees, or the assistance in drafting and implementing legislation.
  2. Reforms in the area of IP are designed to create an environment that is more conducive to business to improve the socioeconomic situation in project countries. This involves, in particular:
    1. boosting the investment climate, promoting access to new sectors and markets, fostering creative industries, and promoting research and innovation;
    2. developing technology and knowledge transfer; and
    3. preventing piracy and the trade of counterfeit goods (e.g., medicines, auto parts, and batteries) to better protect human health and the environment.
  3. The aim of Switzerland's technical cooperation in the field of IP is to protect IP in partner countries in an appropriate, effective, calculable and easily applicable manner. This involves assessing and balancing the economic benefits and the interests of all those affected by IP rights. These objectives should also contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  4. The Global Program for Intellectual Property Rights (GPIPR), funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), supports developing and least developed countries as well as emerging economies in building efficient and effective protection for IP rights to support economic development and facilitate the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). &

List of programmes/projects

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# Title of programme or activity Start date Beneficiary Members or observers  
1 Colombian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (COLIPRI) Phase ll 01/10/2019 Colombia
2 Albanian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (ALSIP) 01/03/2020 Albania
3 Indonesian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (ISIP) Phase ll 02/05/2017 Indonesia
4 Iranian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (IRSIP) 01/01/2020
5 Peruvian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (PESIPRO) 01/06/2019 Peru
6 WIPO Searches 16/07/2012 Afghanistan; Albania; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Bahrain, Kingdom of; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bolivia, Plurinational State of; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Eswatini; Fiji; Gabon; The Gambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait, the State of; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lesotho; Liberia; Macao, China; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; North Macedonia; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Chinese Taipei; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Thailand; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Türkiye; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Viet Nam; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
7 Global Program for Intellectual Property Rights (GPIPR) 07/06/2018 Albania; Brazil; Colombia; Ghana; Indonesia; Myanmar; Peru; South Africa
8 Swiss-Serbian Intellectual Property Project (SSIP) Phase II 22/06/2017
9 Technopark Serbia 2 – IP Component (TES-2 - IP) 01/07/2020
10 Training Concerning Medical Technology and Instruments at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Brazil 15/12/2020 Brazil
11 Swiss-South African Intellectual Property Project (SSAIP) 17/08/2020 South Africa
12 Myanmar-Swiss Intellectual Property Project (MYSIPP) 01/01/2020 Myanmar
13 Swiss-Ghanaian Intellectual Property Project (SGIP II) Phase II 01/01/2016 Ghana