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GII 2022: Switzerland, the U.S., and Sweden Lead

Switzerland, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the world’s most-innovative economies, according to WIPO’s 2022 Global Innovation Index (GII).

World Intellectual Property Report 2022

As the world looks to rebuild from the pandemic, innovation has a crucial role to play in opening up new growth possibilities and creating much needed solutions to the common challenges we face. Decisions on innovation may be complex, but, as this report highlights, it is vital that they are understood.

Technology Trends – Assistive Devices

Patent filings related to emerging assistive technologies have grown at double-digit annual rates and are increasingly integrated with consumer goods for the wider public, WIPO’s Technology Trends report found.

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World Intellectual Property Indicators

Worldwide intellectual property filing activity reached record highs in 2021, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) showed.

WIPO for Creators Welcomes First Member State and Corporate Sponsors

WIPO for Creators has welcomed its first Member State and corporate sponsors: The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO) and Universal Music Group.

Marrakesh Treaty: Bringing Books to Blind People

WIPO's newest treaty helps hundreds of millions of people living with visual impairments around the world.

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  • Traditional knowledge and IP PDF, Press brief:  TK and IP

WIPO IP Services Defy Pandemic

Innovative enterprises and individuals around the world overcame the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 to drive WIPO’s global IP services for patents, trademarks and designs to new records.

PCT Inventors

Which famous musicians are also listed as inventors on international patent applications filed via WIPO?

Advancements in Addressing Climate Change

The WIPO GREEN online marketplace has now surpassed 3,000 climate-friendly technologies entries in a milestone for the effort to connect seekers and owners of green technologies.

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