WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, and a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.
The Department of Intellectual Property Law deals with the protection of industrial property rights as well as copyright protection. In particular, the national and international registration of trademarks and designs, as well as the administration of copyright and related protective rights.
The IPI is responsible for examining, granting and administering industrial property rights (patents, trade marks and designs). It works together with governmental agencies, trade associations and businesses to enforce Swiss indications of source within Switzerland and internationally. The IPI also supervises the collective rights management organisations for copyright and provides information on intellectual property rights to individuals and companies in a variety of ways.
The U.S. Copyright Office promotes creativity and free expression by administering the nation's copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all.