The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has three equally important objectives:
- It protects biological diversity (biodiversity). This includes genetic variety among species, genetic variety within a species, and the diversity of the ecosystem.
- It envisions a sustainable use of the components of biological diversity.
- It regulates access as well as the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources (access and benefit sharing).
The CBD is an international environmental agreement. It has 196 signatory states, including Switzerland and the European Community. The CBD has already adopted several international treaties for implementing its objectives, including the Nagoya Protocol.
The IPI is part of the delegation representing Switzerland at the CBD Conference of the Parties.
SMEs used the lockdown period to develop new ideas – an insight into an initiative of the IPI during the coronavirus crisis
08.06.2020 | Patents
More support for innovative SMEs and start-ups – assisted patent searches at a reduced fee until the end of 2020
Better international protection for Swiss geographical indications
The IPI is actively participating in the WIPO dialogue on intellectual property and artificial intelligence
08.11.2019 | Event
Symposium on Creative Approaches to Improving Access to Medicines Globally
Roundtable on the protection of computer-implemented inventions