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World Intellectual Property Report 2017 – Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains
The World Intellectual Property Report 2017 examines the crucial role of intangibles such as technology, design and branding in international manufacturing. Macroeconomic analysis is complemented by case studies of the global value chains for three products – coffee, photovoltaic energy cells and smartphones – to give an insightful picture of the importance of intellectual property and other intangibles in modern production.
Publication year: 2017
Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access
Global Challenges Report
This Global Challenges Report describes the innovation process for vaccines. It explains how the restricted availability of vaccines is due to impediments at every stage of the process. Most of these obstacles are manageable, and intellectual property (IP) rights are associated with only some of them. The analysis aims to put into perspective debates around health innovation and the availability of health technologies in developing countries, especially with respect to the role of IP. In particular, it provides an overview of how IP has been used to meet global health challenges in the vaccines field, and considers whether lessons can be drawn to inform other important health technologies.
Annual financial report and financial statements
WIPO financial statements are submitted to its Assemblies of Member States in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules.
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Regulations as in force on November 1, 2017
The system of international registration of marks is governed by the Madrid Agreement. The Protocol relating to that Agreement aims at rendering the Madrid system more flexible and more compatible with the domestic legislation of certain countries which had not been able to accede to the Agreement.
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.
Patents and Technology
This short catalogue of publications on patents and technology will help you choose from among the wealth of free materials available from WIPO. Our publications range from key international treaties to research and policy studies, practical guides for inventors, scientists and business people, and explanatory briefs for the general public.
Copyright and Creative Industries
This short catalogue of publications on copyright and the creative industries will help you choose from among the wealth of free materials available from WIPO. Our publications range from key international treaties to research and policy studies, practical guides for creators and business people, and explanatory briefs for the general public.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Multidrug Resistance (MDR): Overview of current approaches, consortia and intellectual property issues
Based on a review of recent literature, this WIPO Global Challenges Report includes a broad overview of current approaches and consortia designed to meet the challenge of research and development (R&D) investment for new treatments. It also examines patent applications by both the public and the private sectors as an indicator of innovative activity.
Making a Mark - An Introduction to Trademarks for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Trademarks are an essential business tool. This practical guide for small and medium-sized enterprises explains how to use them strategically to help build and protect your brand.
Understanding the dynamics of global value chains for solar photovoltaic technologies
Economic Research Working Paper No. 40
China dominates the global solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain, while 15 years ago the demand and supply were located in few Western economies. In this process, the PV industry has seen a booming demand, drastic price decreases along the supply chain, and fierce competition among surviving companies. This paper seeks to understand how this spatial shift has occurred and its drivers, with a specific focus on the role of intangible assets and intellectual property.