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Brands and Designs
This short catalogue introduces WIPO's free publications on trademarks, geographical indications and industrial designs. We offer a wealth of content including key international treaties, research and policy studies, practical guides for business people and explanatory briefs for the general public.
Publication year: 2017
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
The aim of the Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, i.e., the "geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors" (Article 2).
Publication year: 2016
Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications
The Geneva Act allows the international registration of geographical indications (GIs), in addition to appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations.
Publication year: 2015
The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues
Contents: The Identity of Geographical Indications and Their Relation to Traditional Knowledge in Intellectual Property Law | The Role of Copyright in the Protection of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change: Is the Current Copyright System Adequate? | Historical Evolution of Copyright Legislation in Africa | The Digital Intellectual Property Challenge Revisited: File-sharing and Copyright Development in Hungary | Progress on the Implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda: Coordination, Core Development Programs and Budget Allocations
Publication year: 2014
The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 6 Issue 1
Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Geography. Contents: Intellectual Property Geographies | Notes on a Geography of Global Intellectual Property | Mapping the New Geographies of Intellectual Property Rights in the 21st Century | Patents, Innovation and Economic Geography | Geographical Indications: What Do They Indicate? | In Territorio Veritas: Bringing Geographical Coherence in the Definition of Geographical Indications of Origin under TRIPs | The Protection of Geographical Indications in the Inter-American Convention | Intellectual Property Law and Geospatial Information: Some Challenges | The Territoriality Referendum | Law and the Geography of Cyberspace
Geographical indications: An Introduction
This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications, explaining their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic.
Publication year: 2013
The WIPO Journal - 2012 Volume 4 Issue 1
Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Culture. Contents: The Confucian Challenge to Intellectual Property Reforms | Intellectual Property and Conceptions of Culture | From Free Culture to Fair Culture | Cultivating Intellectual Property | Collective Rights Management, Competition Policy and Cultural Diversity | The Demise of Geniality | Between Semiotic Democracy and Disobedience | Going GaGa | Options for the Future Protection of GRTKTCEs | Geographies of Knowledge | Geographical Indications and Cultural Heritage | Chinese Culture and Intellectual Property | At the Frontiers of Law-Making | The Compatibility of Modern Intellectual Property Protection Norms with Islamic Principles | Is the Jewish Tradition Intellectual Property?
Nation Branding in Countries in Transition
This Study deals with intellectual property, in particular, trademarks and geographical indications, as an instrument not only for developing a strong and distinctive brand image for national products and services but also, through such a process, for creating a strong and distinctive nation brand, in both cases, with a view of gaining a competitive advantage in domestic, regional and world markets.
Publication year: 2012
The Lisbon System
The Lisbon System facilitates the international protection of appellations of origin through one single registration procedure. The Lisbon system does away with the need to file multiple registrations at different offices and covers over two dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Publication year: 2011
The WIPO Journal - 2010 Volume 1 Issue 2
Contents: Towards a Flexible International Framework for the Protection of Geographical Indications | The Strategic Exploitation of Geographical Indications and Community Trademarks for the Marketing of Agricultural Products in the European Union | Regulation for Cultural Heritage Orphans: Time Does Matter | Infopaq and the Europeanisation of Copyright Law | Foresight into the Future of WIPO's Development Agenda
Publication year: 2010