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The WIPO Magazine explores intellectual property, creativity and innovation in action across the world.  It is published in English, French and Spanish.

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Blind literacy: how Marrakesh can change lives

Because of the lack of textbooks, and other learning materials in formats that blind or partially sighted children can read, millions of them do not receive an education.

Gilead targets elimination of
hepatitis C

Scientific innovations in antiviral drugs have led to simpler, safer and more effective therapies for Hepatitis C, with high cure rates.

Dynamics of innovation in Ghana’s traditional medicine sector

With a view to developing traditional medicine as a viable alternative health care option, Ghana has made great strides in encouraging innovation within the sector.

Connecting the past with the future

“Linkages” is an inspiring social innovation initiative which encourages young people to rediscover and capture the knowledge, insights and wisdom of the country’s wealth of grassroots innovators and creators.

It’s time to stand up to patent trolls

Amid growing anger in the US about the abusive practices of so-called patent trolls, what can ordinary citizens and small businesses do to stand up to them?


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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