Publications for Young People

WIPO has produced a range of publications aimed at young people and schools. These publications are designed to foster the creativity and inventiveness of future generations, while at the same time raising awareness about the value of intellectual property (IP).

WIPO/PUB/907/2017/EN

Your Own World of IP

Publication year: 2017

Intellectual property is everywhere! This colorful little booklet introduces the main types of IP, with plenty of interesting facts and examples. It is designed to appeal in particular to adolescents and young people.

WIPO/PUB/935/EN

Learn from the Past, Create the Future - The Arts and Copyright

Publication year: 2010

Aimed at 9 to 14 year-olds,this workbook covers the basic principles of copyright law with concrete examples demonstrating how copyright and related rights work in practice to encourage creativity and protect created works. Using simple terms and illustrations, the book explains how copyright limitations and the public domain provide a balance between the rights of creators and the public interest in accessing and using their works. The final chapter explores different forms of copyright infringement, from plagiarism to illegal file sharing, touching also on digital rights management.

WIPO/PUB/925/EN

Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents

Publication year: 2010

“Inventions and Patents” is the first of WIPO’s Learn from the past, create the future series of publications aimed at young students. This series was launched in recognition of the importance of children and young adults as the creators of our future. Combining fun with facts, and packed with illustrations, the publication takes young readers on a journey through the world of inventions and patents. Simple explanations of how patents work, why we need them, and how they contribute to scientific and technological progress, are interspersed with the stories behind successful inventions. Inventor Profiles are drawn from around the world, and teachers are encouraged to supplement these by getting their students to research inventions from their home country.

WIPO/PUB/484/EN

Copyright Comic Book

Publication year: 2004

This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what copyright is and how they and society at large can benefit from copyright. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years’ old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.

Find out more: Animated version of the Copyright comic book (YouTube)

WIPO/PUB/483/EN

Trademarks Comic Book

Publication year: 2004

This comic book narrates the adventures of four adolescents, who learn what trademarks are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years’ old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.

WIPO/PUB/485/EN

Patents Comic Book

Publication year: 2003

This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what patents are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years’ old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.