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WIPO Magazine article on online film distribution
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Netflix, Online Distribution and Global Domination?

Shifting film production and distribution models mean fresh challenges, but also new opportunities, for the world's filmmakers. Movies, TV, online? "It’s all content, it’s just story,” says actor Kevin Spacey.

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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.

IP and Sports

On your marks, get set, go learn how IP supports the growth of the sports industry.

Island Innovation

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

Signed, sealed, delivered

Stevie Wonder urges ratification of the new WIPO Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled.

Record 2013 WIPO Filings

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

WIPO Magazine article on WIPO:ReSearch activities in Senegal

Taking the “Neglected” out of Tropical Diseases

WIPO and its partners are using IP in novel ways to stimulate breakthroughs for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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