Innovation in transport-related hydrogen fuel cell technology has boomed since 2016, with China, Japan and Germany the top sources of patent applications for the technology that can power vehicles without creating emissions that contribute to global climate change, a new WIPO report shows.
World Intellectual Property Day 2022: Innovators from Syria, Ghana and China Top Youth Video Contest (PR/2022/889)
Young people from Syria, Ghana and China won the top three spots in the youth video competition for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day, which carries the theme “IP and Youth Innovating for a Better Future.”
World Intellectual Property Report: Digitalization Driving Today’s Innovation; Green Tech Needs Reboot (PR/2022/888)
New COVID-19 Research: Universities and Research Organizations Highly Active in Vaccine Patenting During Pandemic's Early Days; China, U.S.-based Applicants Lead in Vaccine and Therapeutics Innovation (PR/2022/887)
Universities and research organizations filed nearly as many patent applications as corporations for COVID-19 vaccines during the early months of the global pandemic, with China and U.S.-based innovators most actively patenting new anti-COVID19 vaccine and therapeutic technologies, according to a WIPO report on pandemic-era innovation trends released today.
Innovative Activity Overcomes Pandemic Disruption - WIPO's Global Intellectual Property Filing Services Reach Record Levels (PR/2022/886)
Innovative enterprises and individuals around the world overcame the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 to drive WIPO's global intellectual property (IP) services for patents, trademarks and designs to record-setting levels.
China Joins Two Key WIPO Treaties (PR/2022/885)
China has joined WIPO's Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, marking a major development for the International Design System, as well as the Marrakesh Treaty, bringing one of the world’s great cultural and literary traditions into the Marrakesh community.
WIPO Launches New Global Awards Program; Small and Medium Enterprises Are First Category (PR/2021/884)
WIPO today launched a new global awards program to recognize enterprises and individuals using intellectual property in an exceptional manner to make a positive impact at home and beyond their own borders.
World Intellectual Property Indicators Report: Worldwide Trademark Filing Soars in 2020 Despite Global Pandemic (PR/2021/883)
Worldwide trademark-filing activity boomed in 2020, defying a global economic downturn and signaling vibrant entrepreneurship and the introduction of new goods and services in response to the pandemic.
WIPO Launches New “Young Experts Program” (PR/2021/882)
WIPO today launched a new initiative – the Young Experts Program (YEP) - aimed at forging the next generation of intellectual property leaders.
WIPO Director General Opens WIPO Assemblies, Calls for Collective Action to Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Global Challenges (PR/2021/881)
A range of intellectual property-related indicators showed great resilience despite the economic shock from the COVID-19 pandemic and WIPO's work must evolve to mirror this trend toward the increasing centrality of human innovation and creativity as principal drivers of economic growth, WIPO Director General Daren Tang said in opening the WIPO Assemblies.