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GII 2015: Innovation Around The World

Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the USA are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the 2015 Global Innovation Index, a leading benchmarking tool that shows the state of innovation in 141 economies around the world.

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.

New Trademark Milestone

WIPO’s Madrid System has surpassed 1.25 million international trademark registrations, a milestone celebrated in New Delhi with top officials from the Indian government, WIPO and Micromax Informatics Ltd., which filed the record-breaking mark.

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.

Nine Inventive Women

To mark International Women’s Day this year, users of WIPO’s eTISC social-networking platform for innovators pay tribute to women around the world who are developing creative technologies to solve problems.

Partnering Across the World

WIPO Re:Search partner BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) brokered 38 new agreements in 2014 - more than double the original target for the year.

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