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Unlocking design potential in developing countries

A WIPO-led pilot project in Argentina and Morocco seeks to unlock the potential of the many design-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises that make up the business landscape of each country.

Reggae: Jamaica’s gift to the world

International Reggae Day is an annual bash. Andrea Davis who was instrumental in setting-up this global celebration of reggae music, shares her views about the importance of reggae music and the challenges facing Jamaica’s creative sector.

Publishing and the Digital Economy

Digital technology has far extended the reach of book and journal publishing. The International Publishers Association’s José Borghino and Ben Steward consider the enduring relevance of copyright in the rapidly evolving publishing landscape.

Adding value to Chile’s heritage products with the Sello de Origen

Chile is home to a wealth of high-quality products the characteristics of which are linked to the specificities of its diverse geography. Find out how it is using intellectual property to add value to these unique products.

Getting a handle on Twitter

Twitter has become indispensable for many businesses offering significant opportunities to engage with existing customers and to attract new ones. But there are pitfalls. Find out what types of intellectual property-related snags businesses can come up against.


Giving Innovation Wings: How Boeing Uses its IP

February 2014 - Peter Hoffman, Boeing’s Vice President of Intellectual Property Management, talks about the company’s approach to IP and shares his views on the future of flight.

Video Games and IP: A Global Perspective

April 2014 - Since the launch of the first mainstream game console by Nintendo in 1985, video games have become a global industry worth an estimated US$65 billion. It is the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry and an important driver of economic growth.

The Brave New World of Wearable Technology: What Implications for IP?

June 2014 - Wearable tech is both the newest technology trend and one of the oldest – we have been wearing functional objects ever since watchmakers like Peter Henlein developed portable clocks in the 16th Century.

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