The Advisory Committee on Enforcement (ACE) was established by the 2002 WIPO General Assemblies with a mandate to carry out technical assistance and coordination in the field of enforcement (norm-setting is explicitly excluded from the mandate).
Within the framework of , the ACE focuses on:
- coordinating with public and private organizations to combat counterfeiting and piracy;
- public education;
- coordination to undertake national and regional training programs for all relevant stakeholders; and
- exchange of information on enforcement issues.
Membership of the ACE (which emerged from various ) is open to all of WIPO and/or of the and/or of the .
- (paragraphs 114(ii) and 120)
- (paragraphs 8-14)