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Comparative Analysis of National Approaches on Voluntary Copyright Relinquishment
This report is divided into three main sections. First, the report looks at copyright relinquishment in the context of current copyright law and doctrine, including issues such as the nature of protection, irrevocability and moral rights. The second section of the report is a survey of national legislation and jurisprudence on the subject. Finally, the report considers practical issues surrounding public domain dedications by looking at examples of institutions and individuals who might be interested in donating their copyright.
Publication year: 2014
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.
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.
Madrid Yearly Review 2014
International Registrations of Marks
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.
Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2014
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.
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.
IP Successes in the ASEAN Region
This publication is the result of a WIPO study on the effective use of intellectual property in ASEAN countries. The project was implemented by the WIPO Japan Office (WJO), with funding provided from the Japan Patent Office under the auspices of the Japan Funds-In-Trust.
Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent Literature
Global Challenges Report
An overview of issues relevant to debates about solutions to global challenges, such as climate change, public health and food security.
The Acceleration of Climate Change and Mitigation Technologies: Intellectual Property Trends in the Renewable Energy Landscape
Global Challenges Brief