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World Intellectual Property Indicators

China drives global patent applications to a new record in 2015; demand increases for other intellectual property rights.

Stevie Wonder: Join “Books for Blind” Treaty

The recording legend calls on UN Member States to sign up to the Marrakesh Treaty.

Marrakesh Treaty: bringing books to blind people

A new treaty helps hundreds of millions of people living with visual impairments around the world.

GII 2016: Winning with global innovation

Switzerland, Sweden, UK, U.S., Finland and Singapore are the world’s six most innovative nations, according to the 2016 Global Innovation Index, a leading benchmarking tool that shows the state of innovation in 128 economies around the world.

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.

Disappearing Bags

An Indonesian inventor’s easily degradable sacks made of plant matter means fewer plastic bags fouling the environment.

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