This section contains work carried out by the Permanent Bureau in the area of intellectual property.
HCCH-WIPO Questionnaire on the intersection of private international law and intellectual property
Both Secretariats of the HCCH and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have developed a Questionnaire with a view to identifying actual and practical issues of private international law faced by practitioners in cross-border intellectual property dealings, and aimed at providing a solid empirical understanding of the intersection between private international law and intellectual property.
The Questionnaire is open for consultation to a wide audience, including Members of both Organisations, other intergovernmental organisations, non-governmental organisations, practitioners, in-house counsel, academics and other private individuals.
The deadline for submitting responses is Wednesday 30 June 2021, after which the responses will be compiled and analysed, with the results to be submitted to CGAP ahead of its 2022 meeting. The Questionnaire is available in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
Please note that only responses received via the questionnaire link will be considered and compiled for analysis (the PDF versions of the questionnaire are for reference purposes only: , English, French, Arabic, Chinese and Russian) Spanish
In 2019, the secretariats of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the HCCH coordinated the publication of the Guide, co-authored by Annabelle Bennett (Australia) and Sam Granata (Belgium). By addressing the intersection of private international law and intellectual property, the Guide is intended as a practical means of supporting the work of judges and lawyers around the world. It does not intend to offer an exhaustive treatment of the law in all areas, but rather elucidates the operation of private international law in intellectual property matters with illustrative references to selected international and regional instruments and national laws.