Creativity and innovation make successful societies. Effective IP systems are the prerequisite for this success. However, IP protection has in some instances generated controversy in developing and emerging countries, which complain of a widening dissonance between the demands of industrialised nations and the challenges faced by countries expected to achieve high standards of IP protection, which are often not commensurate with their stage of development.

Such countries often do not have the policy structures and options that industrialised nations have in using IP to support creativity and innovation at the national level. As a result, developing countries frequently participate in programmes which do not always take into consideration the local particularities and specific requirements of the various sectors.  The founder members are very well aware of this fact since they have been actively involved in many such projects.

ADALPI addresses these issues and promotes IP in a practical, coherent manner which furthers the interests of emerging and developing countries.