Welcome to the Website of the Commission on Intellectual Property Rights
was set up by the British government to look at how intellectual property
rights might work better for poor people and developing countries. The
first Commission meeting was in London on the 8th-9th May 2001, and
the final report was published on 12th September 2002.
the Commission disbanded on completion of its report, this website is
intended as a means of explaining the work of the Commission and providing
access to the final report and supporting documents, which can all be
downloaded from this site.