World Intellectual Property Report

The World Intellectual Property Report is published every two years, with each edition focusing on specific trends in an area of IP.

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WIPO/PUB/944/2017/EN

World Intellectual Property Report 2017 – Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains

Publication year: 2017

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.

Find out more: Press release | Photos on Flickr

WIPO/PUB/944/2015/EN

World Intellectual Property Report 2015 - Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

Publication year: 2015

WIPO’s latest World Intellectual Property Report (WIPR) explores the role of IP at the nexus of innovation and economic growth, focusing on the impact of breakthrough innovations.

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WIPO/PUB/944/2013/EN

World Intellectual Property Report 2013: Brand - Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace

Publication year: 2013

WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2013 explores the role that brands play in today’s global marketplace. The Report looks at how branding behavior and trademark use have evolved in recent history, how they differ across countries, what is behind markets for brands, what lessons economic research holds for trademark policy, and how branding strategies influence companies' innovation activities.

Find out more: Launch page

WIPO/PUB/944/2011/EN

World Intellectual Property Report 2011 - The Changing Face of Innovation

Publication year: 2011

WIPO's World Intellectual Property Report 2011 focuses on the Changing Face of Innovation. It describes key trends in the innovation landscape - including the increasingly open, international and collaborative character of the innovation process; the causes of the increased demand for IP rights; and the rising importance of technology markets.

Find out more: WIPO press release | Press conference (YouTube)