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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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Streaming and copyright: a recording industry perspective

Lauri Rechardt, Director of Licensing and Legal Policy at IFPI, the association representing the recording industry worldwide, charts the latest developments in the global recorded music business.

Tackling multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: lessons in technology transfer

Iain Richardson discusses some of the lessons learned by the pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly and Company, in transferring technology to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis to middle and low income countries.

Safeguarding the income of musicians

Horace Trubridge of the Musicians’ Union explains why musicians are lobbying for a fairer share of digital income.

3D printing is here to stay!

Olaf Diegel’s 3-D printed musical instruments are creating a great new sound. He believes 3-D printing technologies offer huge potential to foster innovation and improve product development.

Can you protect your image like your brand?

Disputes relating to the unauthorized use of the personal image of famous personalities are increasingly common. In 2012, Guernsey established the world’s first image registry. David Evans of Collas Crill IP in Guernsey, explains why it is important and how it operates.


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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