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Marrakesh Treaty, One Year On
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Marrakesh Treaty – One Year On

At the June 2013 adoption of the "books for the blind" treaty, Stevie Wonder called on governments to expedite ratification.

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Breathe a Little Easier

A desert, his shoes, a knife: Watch the GEOX founder speak of the innovation behind his unique, breathable footwear.

New Green-Tech Patent Figures

Growing patent activity, shifting eastward.

Island Innovation

Bats in Madagascar meet the intellectual property system and an export product takes wing.

WIPO Magazine article on online film distribution

Netflix, Online Distribution and Global Domination?

Shifting film production and distribution models mean fresh challenges, but also new opportunities, for the world's filmmakers.

Record 2013 WIPO Filings

USA, China drive international patent applications to new heights. Trademark and design filings break new ground, too.

Movie-Making Challenges in Nigeria

Nigerian executive producers address challenges faced in making and distributing the film “Half of a Yellow Sun".

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