- To effect coordination, integration and inter-connection between Member States in all fields in order to achieve unity between them.
- To deepen and strengthen relations, links and areas of cooperation now prevailing between their peoples in various fields
- To formulate similar regulations in various fields including the following: Economic and financial affairs Commerce, customs and communications Education and culture
- To stimulate scientific and technological progress in the fields of industry, mining, agriculture, water and animal resources; to establish scientific research; to establish joint ventures and encourage cooperation by the private sector for the good of their peoples.
To further the last objective the Supreme Council of the Gulf Co-operation Council has established a Gulf Co-operation Patent Office ("GCCPO") at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The GCCPO grants Gulf Co-operation Council patents for inventions which stand alongside national patents in all the GCC member states. The legislation establishing the GCC patent is the Patent Regulation for the Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
The GCCPO opened for applications on 3 Oct 1998. A list of granted patents appears in a journal known as the "Bulletin Patents" which is published on the GCCPO website.
11 June 2011 "Gulf Cooperation Council Constitutional Framework" NIPC Gulf