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WIPO/PUB/1054

Boosting Tourism Development through Intellectual Property

This publication helps non-IP specialists understand the connection between IP, tourism and culture. Through multiple case studies, it illustrates how existing and potential IP tools, in particular branding and copyright, can add value to tourism services and products. It explains how to include IP in tourism policies, product development and destination branding, and shows how different IP rights can be leveraged for fundraising purposes.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/LISBON/FLYER

Main Provisions and Benefits of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement (2015)

The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, which took place in Geneva from May 11 to 21 , 2015. The Act establishes an international system of registration and protection for both appellations of origin and geographical indications.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/450/2020

What is Intellectual Property?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind – everything from works of art to inventions, computer programs to trademarks and other commercial signs. This booklet introduces the main types of IP and explains how the law protects them. It also introduces the work of WIPO, the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/330

Records of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration - 2015

These records include the texts of the new Act and the Regulations as adopted by the Diplomatic Conference, the text of the Basic Proposal as presented to the Diplomatic Conference, as well as a comparison of the texts of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration (of October 31, 1958, as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967, and as amended on September 28, 1979) and the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (of May 20, 2015) and the Regulations thereunder.

Publication year: 2020

WIPO/PUB/1056

Intellectual Property Basics: A Q&A for Students

Compiled by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) with the support of the WIPO China Funds-in-Trust, this book gives students a basic yet comprehensive understanding of IP. Using a question-and-answer format, it covers the general rules of the IP system as well as the essentials of patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of IP, such as industrial designs, geographical indications and traditional knowledge.

Publication year: 2019

WIPO/PUB/952

Geographical Indications: An Introduction

This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications, explaining their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/264/2016

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

The aim of the Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, i.e., the "geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors" (Article 2).

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/239

Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

The Geneva Act allows the international registration of geographical indications (GIs), in addition to appellations of origin, and permits the accession to the Lisbon Agreement by certain intergovernmental organizations.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/TRANSITION/4

The Role of Intellectual Property, in particular, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, in Creating, Developing and Strengthening a Nation Brand

This Study deals with intellectual property, in particular, trademarks and geographical indications, as an instrument not only for developing a strong and distinctive brand image for national products and services but also, through such a process, for creating a strong and distinctive nation brand, in both cases, with a view of gaining a competitive advantage in domestic, regional and world markets.

Publication year: 2012

WIPO/PUB/798

Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications

This publication presents the topics discussed during the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications, which was held in Lima, Peru, June 22 to 24, 2011.

Publication year: 2012