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Global Innovation Index 2023: Switzerland, Sweden and the U.S. lead the Global Innovation Ranking; Innovation Robust but Startup Funding Increasingly Uncertain
Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Singapore are the world’s most innovative economies in 2023, according to WIPO’s Global Innovation Index (GII), as a group of middle-income economies have emerged over the past decade as the fastest climbers of the ranking.
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.
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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Global patenting activity soared to new records in 2022 but headwinds are gathering force against further growth, WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Indicators Report (WIPI) showed.
WIPO for Creators aims to raise awareness and increase knowledge of creators’ rights and related management practices, ensuring recognition and fair reward for all creators regardless of their geographical, cultural or economic conditions.
WIPO's newest treaty helps hundreds of millions of people living with visual impairments around the world.
Demand for patent protection via WIPO continued to grow in 2022, led by innovators in China, the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Germany.
The record-setting box office opening of the Barbie movie came with an inescapable wave of Barbie products. As part of an extensive marketing strategy, Mattel has engaged in over 100 partnerships to celebrate the iconic doll.
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