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.
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.
WIPO Launches New Multilingual Interface for ePCT; Nine More Languages Now Supported in International Patent Application Filing and Management System (PR/2015/775)
WIPO today launched the multilingual interface of ePCT, marking a major expansion of its global gateway for online filing and management of international patent applications.
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.
Media Accreditation: Diplomatic Conference on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (MA/2015/63)
Journalists wishing to cover the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration are invited to apply for media accreditation. The diplomatic conference will take place from May 11 to 21, 2015, at WIPO’s Geneva headquarters.
WIPO Re:Search Gains Momentum in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria and Tuberculosis (PR/2015/773)
WIPO Re:Search signed on more than a dozen new members in 2014, including two leading pharmaceutical firms, and nearly doubled the number of research agreements using shared intellectual property to promote the fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.
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.
Global Intellectual Property Filings Up in 2013, China Drives Patent Application Growth (PR/2014/771)
Global patent filings extended a run of strong annual increases in 2013, underpinned by double-digit growth in China where about a third of the world’s 2.6 million patent applications were filed, followed by the United States of America (US) and Japan as the next-largest recipients.
Date and Venue Set for Diplomatic Conference on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (PR/2014/770)
The Preparatory Committee of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration concluded a two-day meeting today with a decision to hold the diplomatic conference from May 11 to 21, 2015, at WIPO’s headquarters in Geneva.
Fifty-Fourth WIPO Assemblies End (PR/2014/769)
WIPO member states closed their Assemblies meetings late Tuesday after working through a full slate of activities including confirmation of a new senior management team and inauguration of a recently constructed conference hall.