Intellectual Property Associations & Organizations

Many organizations around the world dedicate their efforts to upholding and protecting intellectual property and digital laws and rights; this list is representative rather than comprehensive. It includes non-governmental and international organizations, groups focusing on patents, trademarks, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology, digital rights, research and innovation, representing the interests of content owners, consumers, legal practitioners and manufacturers, as well as groups that remain neutral in conflicts between these entities.

See also:
Regional Intellectual Property Offices
National Intellectual Property Offices


ACRONYM ORGANIZATION
ACG Anti-Counterfeiting Group
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
BOAI Budapest Open Access Initiative
BEDA Bureau of European Design Associations
BASCAP Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (International Chamber of Commerce)
BSA Business Software Alliance
CIP Center for Intellectual Property Studies
CEIPI Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (Center for International Intellectual Property Studies)
CIPA Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (UK)
CC Creative Commons
EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation
ECTA European Communities Trademark Association
EDRI European Digital Rights
EIPIN European Intellectual Property Institutes Network
EIPIN Innovation Society EIPIN Innovation Society
ETMDN European Trademark & Design Network
FAST Federation Against Software Theft
FIPR Foundation for Information Policy Research
GACG Global Anti-Counterfeiting Network
GIPC Global Intellectual Property Center (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
IRF Information Retrieval Facility
EPI Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
ITMA Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (UK)
ASIPI Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property)
IIDA Instituto Interamericano de Derecho de Autor (Inter-American Copyright Institute)
IPReg Intellectual Property Foresight Forum
IPReg Intellectual Property Regulation Board (UK)
IACC International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
AIPPI Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
IFIA International Federation of Inventors’ Associations
IFRRO International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations
IIPA International Intellectual Property Alliance
IIPI International Intellectual Property Institute
ILA International Law Association
ISF International Seed Federation
INTA International Trademark Association
ICANN | IPC Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers – Intellectual Property Constituency
ALAI Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (International Literary & Artistic Association)
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law
OSI Open Society Institute
Patent Commons
PIIPA Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors
Public Knowledge
PUBPAT Public Patent Foundation
SCRIPT Shepherd and Wedderburn Research Centre in Intellectual Property and Technology
SOIT Spoločnosť pre Otvorené Informačné Technológie (Society for Open Information Technologies)
SPI Software Patent Institute
UNIFAB Union des Fabricants pour la Protection Internationale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (Union of Manufacturers for the International Protection of Intellectual Property)
UAEM Universities Allied for Essential Medicine
WCO World Customs Organization