Many countries struggle to implement IP policy across multiple ministries. Typically IP touches and involves multiple government bodies - IP offices, Prosecutors, Judges, Customs, Police, other administrative agencies, Information and Education, the Ministries for Health and F&B as well as Trade or Commerce as well as National Research agencies. Most countries' IP departments/offices are simply not given the authority to direct IP improvements at other ministries. IP protection always languishes when there is no top down drive.
The NCIPR is now regarded regional “best practice” for collaboration among agencies responsible for IPRs. The IPO team, as vice chair of the NCIPR, is tasked to lead coordination efforts. They arrange meetings, drive enforcement activities, run an annual IP Summit, liaise with IP organizations, IP owners and IP practitioners; and conduct of education and awareness campaigns.
The NCIPR is now spearheading the National Intellectual Property Strategy (NIPS) of the Philippines, a project also being undertaken by the IPOPHL in collaboration with WIPO.