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The WIPO Singapore Office
This brochure provides an insight into the role and activities of the WIPO Singapore Office.
Publication year: 2014
Report of the Director General to the 2014 WIPO Assemblies
This report is a presentation of the work accomplished by the Organization during the year that has passed since the last meeting of the WIPO Assemblies.
Madrid Experience Sharing Report
Japan's Experience in Joining and Using the Madrid System
This publication is the result of a WIPO research report on Japan's experience in acceding to the Madrid system for the international registration of marks.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Ecosan Waterless Toilets
WIPO Green Case Study 7
Eco Sanitation Limited, based in South Africa, produces, distributes, and markets the EcoSan waterless toilet, a sanitation system that converts human waste into dehydrated, compostable material.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of GIVEWATTS Green Lanterns
WIPO Green Case Study 5
GIVEWATTS is a non-profit organization that connects rural communities to safe, healthy, green, and affordable sources of light.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Arivi Paraffin Cookstoves
WIPO Green Case Study 6
Arivi, a start-up company based in South Africa, developed an innovative clean cookstove in 2007 that is more efficient, cleaner, and safer for indoor use than other cookstoves in that market.
Patent Landscape Report on Animal Genetic Resources
This report represents the first large-scale quantitative analysis related to patenting activity involving livestock animals. It includes biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology and gene therapy, stem cells and transgenic animals and as such, its main focus is on addressing the challenges involved in identifying patent activity for animal genetic resources in general and activity relating to animal genetic resources for food and agriculture in particular. Additionally, the report explores the use of traditional knowledge (TK) and the mention of the source of origin of genetic resources in patent documents.
Monetization of Copyright Assets by Creative Enterprises
Creative Industries - Booklet 7
The objective of this study is to create an awareness of intellectual property rights that are associated with creative activities and to present financial and valuation tools that can enable the quantification of the monetary value of successful creative efforts.
Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers
Creative industries - Booklet No. 8
The video game industry is enjoying a boom period worldwide. Intellectual property (IP) – and in particular copyright – underpins the continuing success of the industry, yet the understanding and use of IP instruments of protection can remain a challenge. This publication outlines the practical business and legal issues relevant for video game developers and will thus improve their ability to get the most out of the IP system. Topics covered include: licensing agreements, music, distribution, mobile, regulation, confidentiality agreements, and more.
International Survey on Text and Image Copyright Levies
The publication provides an international overview of the functioning of the various models of text and image levies which are currently in operation across the world. The survey demonstrates that the practice of operating levies is a commonly used way to provide authors and publishers with remuneration for certain uses of their copyright works.