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Successful 2014 for WIPO Re:Search

Dozens of new agreements established under the program meant to bring IP to the fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.

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WIPO 2014: IP Filings Rise Again

US- and China-based telecom giants led international patent filing activity via WIPO in 2014 amid overall growth in the Organization’s global intellectual property services.

Maryanne Diamond calls in a TEDx talk for government action on a treaty designed to help provide visually impaired people with specially adapted books

Blind Advocate: Let’s Ratify Marrakesh Treaty

Maryanne Diamond calls in a TEDx talk for government action on a treaty designed to help provide visually impaired people with specially adapted books.

Intellectual Property and Indigenous People: A Major Challenge

Seminar: Intellectual Property and Indigenous People

Protecting indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge across borders is among the most-challenging topics in the intellectual property field, Harvard Law expert told participants at a WIPO seminar.

Public Domain Images Are Valuable

A new study shows how creators are using freely available photos to create new value on Wikipedia and crowd-funding site Kickstarter.

Connect With The Future of Music

World IP Day 2015 celebrates music. See eight inventions to link listeners and tunes in years to come.

Cameroon’s Rural Cardiac Care

One inventor is working for healthier hearts in Africa’s remote regions.

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