To promote efficient intellectual property (IP) systems that support international trade, encourage investment in creation and innovation, and facilitate sustainable economic development.


Priority Projects

  • Inform potential policy approaches to curb the growing threat of abusive third-party funding of IP litigation.
  • Inform ongoing UN negotiations to recalibrate existing legal frameworks governing the relationship between scientific research, innovation and biodiversity preservation.
  • Lead business engagement in new treaty negotiations shaping the future of the global innovation systems.
  • Support the roll-out of tools to help small businesses better leverage their IP assets.
  • Update the flagship ICC IP Roadmap in response to new policy developments and industry trends over the past five years.
  • Champion effective policy approaches to combat counterfeiting and piracy – with a particular focus on vulnerable “hot spots”, such as free trade zones.


Swiss Delegates

  • Andrés Guggiana, Philip Morris International SA
  • Stephane Hedarchet, JT International SA
  • Myrtha Hurtado Rivas, Nestlé SA    
  • Patrick Kohler, Schindler Holding Ltd 
  • Jan Lucht, scienceindustries
  • John Moetteli, Da Vinci Partners LLC 
  • Leonie Ritscher, economiesuisse
  • Michael Ritscher, MLL Legal
  • Olivier Sauvageot, Syngenta
  • Margot Stuart, OriginAll SA
  • Peter Thomsen, Novartis International AG
  • Thomas Winkler, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd



The ICC's intellectual property tool-kit for chambers of commerce


For further information
Danny Grajales
Global Policy Manager - IP & Innovation
Tel: +33 610 64 94 18