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Negotiators Open Diplomatic Conference on Lisbon System (PR/2015/778)

High-level negotiations opened on a proposed adjustment to an international registration system providing international protection for names that identify the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth.

Negotiators to Attend Diplomatic Conference on Lisbon System (PR/2015/777)

Negotiators will gather next week to discuss a proposed adjustment to an international registration system providing international protection for names that identify the geographic origin of products such as coffee, tea, fruits, wine, pottery, glass and cloth.

World IP Day 2015: “Get Up, Stand Up. For Music” on April 26 (PR/2015/776)

In the early 1970s, fans of Bob Marley and the Wailers gathered around record players, 8-track tape decks and cassette players to listen to “Get Up, Stand Up”, which went on to become an international anthem for human rights.

Telecoms Firms Lead WIPO International Patent Filings (PR/2015/774)

Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filing activity via WIPO in 2014, a fifth consecutive record-breaking year amid overall growth in the Organization’s global intellectual property services.

United States of America, Japan Join International Design System (PR/2015/772)

The United States of America and Japan have joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adding two of the world’s biggest economies to a WIPO-administered registry that supports creators worldwide.

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