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WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/43

Intellectual property use in middle income countries: the case of Chile

Economic Research Working Paper No. 43

We analyze the use of intellectual property (IP) by firms in Chile over the decade 1995-2005 as the then middle-income country experienced rapid economic growth of 4.7 percent per year. We use a novel dataset that contains a combination of detailed firm-level information from the annual manufacturing census, information on firms' innovative activities from Chile's innovation surveys, and firms' patent, industrial design, and trademark filings with the Chilean IP office. We use these data to look at how IP use by companies has changed over time and analyze the determinants of IP use, in particular first-time use. We find that sales growth prompts first-time use of patents and trademarks, though such use does not change the growth trajectory of firms nor does it improve their total factor productivity. We also find that trademark use is associated with new-to-the-world product innovation, which suggests that branding may be an important mechanism to appropriate returns to innovation in a middle-income country like Chile.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/IP4YOUTH-TEACHERS

IP4Youth&Teachers

A multi-purpose IP education resource

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/42

Enhancing Innovation in the Ugandan Agri-Food Sector: Robusta Coffee Planting Material & Tropical Fruit Processing

Economic Research Working Paper No. 42

Uganda's innovation performance in recent years has consistently outpaced other low-income and Sub-Saharan African countries. Though encouraging, this nascent progress will only benefit the broader Ugandan population if policy makers address specific constraints in the innovation systems of the critical agri-food sector, which is hampered by low productivity and profitability. In this report, we explore these constraints using an agricultural value chains framework with particular focus on the Robusta Coffee Planting Material Pipeline and tropical fruit processing.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/IPA/PILOTSURVEY/2016

The Global Publishing Industry in 2016

A Pilot Survey by the IPA and WIPO

The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) joined forces to pilot a new survey of global publishing activity in 2016. The survey covered three market segments: retail; educational; and scholarly, academic and scientific (SAS) publishing. In total, 35 national publishers associations and copyright authorities responded to the survey.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/GREENFLYER

WIPO GREEN

Connecting sustainable technology users and providers

WIPO GREEN is a global marketplace that promotes green tech innovation and diffusion. This short brochure outlines the benefits of joining WIPO GREEN in order to collaborate on projects and events, leverage its global network, increase visibility and join the fight against climate change.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/455/2018

Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol

This Guide is primarily intended for applicants and holders of international registrations of marks, as well as officials of the competent administrations of the Member States of the Madrid Union. It leads them through the various steps of the international registration procedure and explains the essential provisions of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/GREENREPORT/2017

WIPO GREEN

Year in Review 2017

Another successful and productive year for WIPO GREEN! This Year in Review report summarizes WIPO GREEN highlights and achievements as the network expanded both in membership, collaborations and events.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/943/2017

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2017

An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/467/2018

WIPO Academy Education and Training Programs Portfolio - 2018

This Portfolio serves as a catalogue of all the training opportunities to be offered by the WIPO Academy in 2018 and outlines the content of each course. It gives information to potential participants on eligibility criteria, application formalities, timelines, selection procedures, travel and other relevant necessary information.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/930/2018/EXEC-SUMMARY

Hague Yearly Review 2018 - Executive Summary

International Registrations of Industrial Designs

This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Publication year: 2018