Press Room Archive 2022

Global Innovation Index 2022: Switzerland, the U.S., and Sweden lead the Global Innovation Ranking; China Approaches Top 10; India and Türkiye Ramping Up Fast; Impact-Driven Innovation Needed in Turbulent Times (PR/2022/895)

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). The report shows that research and development (R&D) and other investments that drive worldwide innovative activity boomed in 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but face an uncertain near-term future in a tense geopolitical and economic climate.

WIPO Member States Approve Diplomatic Conferences for Two Proposed Accords (PR/2022/893)

WIPO member states today approved the convening of diplomatic conferences for two proposed international agreements: one pertaining to the protection of designs to ease cross border trade and a pact related to intellectual property (IP), genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources.