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Cultural Connections

World IP Day 2016 looks at digital creativity and seven patent applications show how creators have connected with audiences over the past three centuries.

David Bowie, IP Innovator

“Bowie Bonds”: The musician pioneered the use of a financial tool backed by royalties from his IP.

WIPO Seminar: Patent Systems and Availability of Medicines

International experts on innovation, intellectual property and access to medicines recently discussed the relationship between patent systems and the availability of medicines in developing and least-developed countries.

Brand Africa: AZAM

One Tanzanian firm has nurtured a single brand from humble beginnings to a vast array of products and sales of over half a billion dollars per year.

Bringing Books to the Blind

A WIPO partnership aims to increase worldwide access to books for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled.

WIPO Re:Search Continues Expansion

Five new members joined and twelve new agreements were established under the program meant to bring IP to the fight against neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and malaria.

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