The discussion on intellectual property has been widely criticized, as ideological opposition has come to define it in both organizations. This has hindered deliberations surrounding the new intellectual property rules and their application, or the expansion of participation and cooperation programs. To address this, a global program should be implemented to demonstrate the international community's commitment to research in scientific and technological innovation in the least developed parts of the world. For this to be effective, a country must appoint a senior manager and a body to direct a formal and coordinated strategy and message between the respective agencies responsible for the national administration of intellectual property, trade, international trade, science and technology and development, among others.
It is essential to understand what happens “behind borders” when it comes to intellectual property, as it shapes trade in the 21st century. Only countries with a proven track record and commitment to the protection and support of intellectual property rights can choose not to mock countries that use politics to undermine intellectual property. Evidence shows that strong protection of intellectual property rights is of vital importance for both developed and developing countries. The ideological opposition of opponents to reasonable intellectual property rights has led many to frame and view the debate from the singular (distorted) perspective of the distribution of technology and its forced redistribution by the State.
To change this framework, the United States and like-minded countries should take advantage of countries that have made innovation a priority and are looking for political ideas, including in the area of intellectual property. The Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Office of the European Union should play a prominent role in implementing this strategy in order to achieve collaboration with developing countries interested in improving their intellectual property systems. Even when a country's government broadly supports the strength of intellectual property rights and their enforcement, internal opposition can contribute to undermining this position. The objectives include reducing distortions and impediments to international trade, promoting effective and adequate protection of intellectual property rights, and ensuring that measures for enforcing intellectual property rights do not become obstacles to legitimate trade. Officials should be aware of their respective aspects of the confrontation at WIPO and the WTO.
Discussing issues in different forums increases the risk of a harmful outcome for intellectual property, as it can involve officials who do not usually work on intellectual property issues at the international level. The rise of digital trade makes it imperative to integrate intellectual property regimes into trade agreements, as technology makes selling digital goods and services to foreign markets much easier and cheaper. The strength of intellectual property rights stimulates innovative activity by increasing the appropriability of benefits from innovation, allowing innovators to take advantage of sufficient benefits from their own innovative activity to justify taking significant risks. In order for these objectives to be achieved, it is necessary for governments around the world to work together in order to create an international framework that will ensure that all countries are able to benefit from strong intellectual property laws. This framework should include measures such as harmonizing laws across countries, providing technical assistance for developing countries, creating an international dispute resolution mechanism, and establishing an international monitoring system. By creating an international framework that is based on mutual respect for each other's laws, governments can ensure that all countries are able to benefit from strong intellectual property laws. This will help promote innovation by providing incentives for inventors and creators while also protecting their rights.
Additionally, it will help ensure that all countries are able to benefit from technological advances without fear of exploitation or infringement.