International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property or AIPPI, an acronym for Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle in French (formerly International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property ), is a non-profit international organisation (NGO) whose members are intellectual property (IP) professionals, academics, owners of intellectual property and others interested in the subject. AIPPI was established in 1897 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. It played an active role in the work which led to the successive revisions of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883. It continues to play a major role in harmonising IP laws around the world.
AIPPI operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and proposing measures to achieve harmonisation of these laws on an international basis after consultation and input from its members Groups around the world.
As of August 2016, the current President is Felipe Claro from Chile and the Vice-President is Hao Ma from China. The current Reporter General is Sarah Matheson from Australia and the current Secretary General is Laurent Thibon from France. Gerard Myon is the current Treasurer General, from France.
- AIPPI Homepage as archived by the Internet Archive in December 1996.
- AIPPI web site, . Consulted on August 12, 2016.