Intellectual Property Offices are key actors in green innovation ecosystems.

They deliver patents and other intellectual property (IP) rights, provide services and guidance to entrepreneurs, and publish data and analysis. With the green transition rapidly becoming a priority for governments everywhere, IP Offices work in concert with other agencies to deliver on green goals. Their role typically involves programming to support green innovation and effective IP management by entrepreneurs working in this space.

IPO GREEN is an initiative that supports IP Offices to enact green policies and programs.

Launched in 2022 with funding from the Japan Patent Office, the initiative brings IP Offices together to share their experiences and insights. It also provides research and analysis about IP Offices’ activities that help to stimulate the development and deployment of new green technology solutions. We welcome your ideas and feedback to make it a valuable resource for IP Offices in all regions.

Background research provided by our research partner Innovation Insights.

IPO Green Webinar Autumn Series

IPO Green will continue its webinar series with an autumn program which features 6 IPOs and their latest initiatives to spur green innovation and deployment.


Spotlight: IP Office Initiatives

IP Offices have already launched a broad range of policies and programs to accelerate the green transition. For those IP Offices that are looking for ways to get involved, we have prepared initial descriptions of the types of policies they might consider.

The concept notes are living documents, and we welcome feedback, your experience with an initiative, or a new initiative not yet covered here.


IPO GREEN webinar series

We host a series of webinars where IPOs explain about their initiatives. You can find the recordings here. If you wish to present, contact us.

IPO GREEN Launching Webinars

IPO GREEN was launched at two webinars in March 2022 addressing the eastern and western hemispheres. Here we presented the findings of our research, and selected IP Offices showed examples of green programs.

CIPO Webinar on Clean-Tech and Intellectual Property

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) held a webinar on clean-tech and intellectual property to outline what clean-tech innovators should consider when developing an IP strategy. The purpose of the webinar was to help businesses extract value from their IP and protect their competitive position.

The IP Office of Singapore’s Patent Fast Track Programme

In May 2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”) piloted a new patent acceleration program to expand support for innovation to all sectors, named the SG Patent Fast Track program.