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Contracting Parties or Signatories to Treaties Administered by WIPO
Members of the WIPO Assemblies and other Bodies and Committees. Members of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV). Status on April 15, 2019
Publication year: 2019
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2018
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2018 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include our regional matchmaking project in Southeast Asia, new green tech "deals," and the establishment of new strategic partnerships.
The Global Publishing Industry in 2017
This study provides an overview of the global publishing industry in 2017. Based on data from a survey by the International Publishers Association and WIPO with responses from 56 countries, the study reports on publishing revenue, the number of titles published and the number sold, and ranks the top global publishers.
Patent Landscape Report: Marine Genetic Resources
This landscape report examines the scientific and patent landscapes for marine genetic resources in the South East Asia (ASEAN region).
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Main Features and Advantages
An overview of the Hague System explaining who can use it, how the registration process works and how it may benefit users.
WIPO Technology Trends 2019 - Artificial Intelligence
WIPO Technology Trends 2019: Artificial Intelligence documents how AI-powered technologies are rapidly entering global markets and brings together viewpoints from experts at the cutting edge of AI. It is a contribution that aims to provide decisionmakers in the public and private sectors with an improved knowledge base for discussions on the future of AI and the policy and regulatory framework for this fast-moving area.
Looking Good: An Introduction to Industrial Designs for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Attractive designs are a key factor in determining the success of products in the market. Industrial design rights protect the ornamental or aesthetic appearance of a product and help companies differentiate their products from those of their competitors and enhance their brand image. This publication explains what industrial designs are and introduces the main issues in industrial design protection, to help businesses make informed decisions about protecting them.
WIPO Technology Trends 2019 – Artificial Intelligence
This report is the first in a new series from WIPO tracking the development of technologies through the analysis of data on innovation activities. It reveals trends in patenting of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, the top players in AI from industry and academia, and the geographical distribution of AI-related patent protection and scientific publications. Its findings are accompanied throughout by commentary and industry perspectives from more than 20 of the world's leading experts in AI, making it of particular interest to business leaders, researchers and policymakers.
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Common Regulations (as in force on January 1, 2019)
The system of international registration of industrial designs is governed by this Agreement. The objectives of the system are two-fold. Firstly, it offers the possibility of obtaining protection for industrial designs in a number of States through a single deposit made with the International Bureau of WIPO. Secondly, by having a single registration with effect in several countries, the subsequent management of the protection obtained is also made much easier.
Sharing Knowledge, Building Capacity – The WIPO Academy Year in Review 2018
This report presents the Academy's achievements in 2018 and highlights the latest developments across programs, including new partnerships and course offerings.