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GII 2015: Innovation Around The World

Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the 2015 Global Innovation Index, a leading benchmarking tool that shows the state of innovation in 141 economies around the world.

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International IP filings in 2015

U.S. extends lead in international patent and trademark filings.

Bringing Books to the Blind

A WIPO partnership aims to increase worldwide access to books for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled.

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David Bowie, IP Innovator

“Bowie Bonds”: The musician pioneered the use of a financial tool backed by royalties from his IP.

Branding Moldovan Fashion

Moldova’s fashion producers are finding new ways to harness global demand for luxury products.

Cultural Connections

World IP Day 2016 looks at digital creativity and seven patent applications show how creators have connected with audiences over the past three centuries.

Brand Africa: AZAM

One Tanzanian firm has nurtured a single brand from humble beginnings to a vast array of products and sales of over half a billion dollars per year.

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