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WIPO Program and Budget
for the 2016/17 biennium
This Program and Budget provides the planning for the biennium 2016/17 within the overall strategic context of the Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) and guided by the inputs received from Member States.
Publication year: 2016
The WIPO Journal - 2016 Volume 8 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues
Contents: Five Decades of Intellectual Property and Global Development; Development and International Copyright: A History; Prioritising Human Development in African Intellectual Property Law; Decolonising Intellectual Property Law in Pursuit of Africa's Development; Drugs, Drugs Everywhere but Just Not for the Poor; The Never-ending Story of Access to Medicines; Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development; Fundamental Rights, Development and Cultural Inclusion: The Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil; Patent as a Development Target? Dilemma of China's Patent-Indicated Innovation Incentive Strategy; Intellectual Property and Development: Patents, Mass Innovation and the Xiaokang Society; Fine-tuning the Intellectual Property Approaches to Fostering Open Science: Some Insights from India; The Need for a Pluralist Approach to the Link between Intellectual Property and Development: A Pacific Island Case Study; The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
Objectives, Main Features, Advantages
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is governed by two treaties: the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which dates from 1891, and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement, which was adopted in 1989, entered into force on December 1, 1995, and came into operation on April 1, 1996. Common Regulations under the Agreement and Protocol also came into force on that date. The Madrid System is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which maintains the International Register and publishes the WIPO Gazette of International Marks.
The WIPO Journal - 2015 Volume 7 Issue 1
Contents: Intellectual Property, Asian Philosophy and the Yin-Yang School; The Metaphysics of Intellectual Property; Lockean Foundations of Intellectual Property; Three Arguments on Locke, Authorship, Communication and Solitude; The Participation Right as a Human Right in Intellectual Property; Patent Fairness and International Justice; Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Remedies in Complex Situations
Publication year: 2015
The WIPO Journal - 2015 Volume 6 Issue 2
Contents: Have Trademarks Become Deceptive? | Scholarly Publication in Nigeria: Implications of Open Access | The Economics of Intellectual Property Enforcement | The Transformative Authorial Self in Jewish Thought | India's Tryst with Pharma Patent Settlements: Whether a Turbulent Decade of Litigations Would Give Way to Meaningful Compromises?
The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 6 Issue 1
Special Issue on Intellectual Property and Geography. Contents: Intellectual Property Geographies | Notes on a Geography of Global Intellectual Property | Mapping the New Geographies of Intellectual Property Rights in the 21st Century | Patents, Innovation and Economic Geography | Geographical Indications: What Do They Indicate? | In Territorio Veritas: Bringing Geographical Coherence in the Definition of Geographical Indications of Origin under TRIPs | The Protection of Geographical Indications in the Inter-American Convention | Intellectual Property Law and Geospatial Information: Some Challenges | The Territoriality Referendum | Law and the Geography of Cyberspace
Publication year: 2014
The WIPO Journal - 2014 Volume 5 Issue 2
Contents: The Identity of Geographical Indications and Their Relation to Traditional Knowledge in Intellectual Property Law | The Role of Copyright in the Protection of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change: Is the Current Copyright System Adequate? | Historical Evolution of Copyright Legislation in Africa | The Digital Intellectual Property Challenge Revisited: File-sharing and Copyright Development in Hungary | Progress on the Implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda: Coordination, Core Development Programs and Budget Allocations
Study on Accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
The Study aims to support WIPO's objective of increasing the use of the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks by providing information relevant to policymakers contemplating accession to the System or promoting its use.
The WIPO Journal - 2013 Volume 5 Issue 1
Contents: Building the Ladder: Three Decades of Development of the Chinese Patent System | A Page of History: Patents, Prizes and Technological Innovation | Collective Invention and Patent Law Individualism: Origins and Functions of the Inventor's Right of Attribution | The History of Copyright History (Revisited)| Copyright History as History of Technology | The Ecological Origins of Copyright Scepticism | Criticism in the Courtroom: Nichols v Universal (1930) and the Determination of Infringement | What History Teaches Us about US Copyright Law and Statutory Damages | Making Intellectual Property Law in the Shadow of Law: International News Service v Associated Press | The Principles of International Intellectual Property Protection: From Paris to Marrakesh | Historical Developments of Industrial Property Laws in Africa Copyright Pioneers | The Story of Singapore's Intellectual Property Journey: 1965–2013
Publication year: 2013
Norwegian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Intellectual Property Rights System : Exploration and Analysis
The study provides an overview of the Norwegian national innovation system with a special focus on SMEs and their use of the intellectual property system. The study provides valuable empirical data on patent and trademark applications by size, location and sector. The methodology and analysis used in the study and its conclusions and recommendations, while focusing on the Norwegian situation, will be of great interest to all those concerned with ensuring that SMEs are able to make the most effective use of the tools available to them through the intellectual property system.