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Three are three main objectives that have been identified:
- To ensure an improved level of understanding of IP rights and the ability to exercise these rights and thus to encourage greater participation by the public in economic development of the country through means other then formal employment.
- To encourage potential owners of IP to approach relevant authorities to seek protection of their IP.
- To stimulate economic growth in the country through greater creativity and innovation, and to promote investment in PNG by invoking investor confidence through the protection and respect of IP rights in country.
Apart from the awareness program, the IPOPNG also organises national workshops and seminars in collaboration with international partners like APEC and WIPO
It involves in small consultative committees established to deal with specific IP issues directly related to the functions of those organisations concerned. For instance, the ICCC is responsible for the Committee on Consumer Consultative Products Committee (CPCC). This Committee addresses issues on consumer product safety affecting the consumers and industries.
IPOPNG is also represented in a group set up by the Business Council of PNG (BCPNG) which represents the private sector. BCPNG has also been concerned with the widespread counterfeit and piracy activities both in the country and abroad and has set up a working group which is called the "BCPNG Inter-Agency Group Regarding IPR". This group is exploring the possibilities of establishing a body that will focus mainly on enforcement issues.
Through these networking arrangements, the IPOPNG will continue to create awareness, share information and collaborate with all local stakeholders in building and strengthening the IP regime.