The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an agency of the United Nations comprising 192 member states. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WIPO was established in 1967 at the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization “to encourage creative activity [and] to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.”

WIPO seeks to improve intellectual property protection worldwide through several outlets, including national legislation, international agreements on intellectual property, providing member states with technical and legal assistance, conducting research, and improving law enforcement activities in regards to intellectual property related crimes.