The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today announced that its newest digital business service, WIPO PROOF, has received important “trust service provider” certifications from two international organizations that set global technical standards for their domains.
World Intellectual Property Indicators Report: Trademark and Industrial Design Filing Activity Rose in 2019; Patent Applications Marked Rare Decline (PR/2020/871)
Worldwide trademark and industrial design-creation activity rose in 2019 even as the number of global patent applications dipped slightly on weaker demand in IP powerhouse China, WIPO's benchmark World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) report showed.
WIPO member states approved the appointment of four Deputy Directors General and four Assistant Directors General proposed by Director General Daren Tang at a Dec. 3, 2020, meeting of the Coordination Committee.
The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has registered its 50,000th “cybersquatting” case, a major milestone capping two decades of pro-consumer activity ensuring Internet users can easily find genuine sites for the brands they love and trust.
Holy Smokes, Batman: Caped Crusader is the Go-To Franchise Character for Movies and Gaming Over the Decades (PR/2020/868)
Batman, Dracula and Spiderman are the top three most-used franchise characters from movies and video games in the world's biggest media market over the past four decades, according to the first installment of a new series of "Creative Economy Notes" unveiled by WIPO Director General Daren Tang at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Daren Tang Assumes Functions as WIPO Director General (PR/2020/867)
Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, officially assumed his functions as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization on October 1, 2020, starting a six-year mandate at the helm of the Organization.
Delegates from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) 193 member states wrapped up their Assemblies meetings with a standing ovation for Director General Francis Gurry, whose second and final term as head of the Organization ends on September 30, 2020.
WIPO Launches New Free Database of Judicial Decisions on Intellectual Property from Around the World (PR/2020/865)
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched WIPO Lex-Judgments, a new database providing free-of-charge access to leading judicial decisions related to IP law from around the world.
WIPO Pearl Adds COVID-19 Terminology to Help Stimulate Innovation to Fight Pandemic; Will be Provided Free for Download and Use by Third Parties (PR/2020/864)
The WIPO Pearl terminology database has added some 1,500 new COVID-19-related terms in 10 languages, helping innovators targeting new coronavirus treatments and diagnostics with a baseline set of terms and their multilingual equivalents. This advancement will foster international collaboration and promote easier access to information in patent documents and other public resources produced around the world.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry Opens WIPO Assemblies, Reports on Progress during 12-Year Tenure at Helm of the Organization (PR/2020/863)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry opened the WIPO Assemblies on Monday, outlining the Organization's progress during his 12 years as Director General.