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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
World Intellectual Property Indicators 2020
This authoritative report analyzes IP activity around the globe. Drawing on 2019 filing, registration and renewals statistics from national and regional IP offices and WIPO, it covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications. The report also draws on survey data and industry sources to give a picture of activity in the publishing industry.
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2020 - Executive Summary
The International Patent System
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2020.
International Patent Classification (IPC)
An effective and easy-to-use system to classify and search patent documents
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2020
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: The top 50 PCT clusters
Key Questions on Patent Disclosure Requirements for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Policymakers and other stakeholders often raise operational questions and seek practical and empirical information about patent disclosure requirements in relation to genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This authoritative study offers a comprehensive and scrupulously neutral overview of key legal and operational questions arising within this context.
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2019
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2019 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include the regional innovation acceleration project in Latin America, WIPO GREEN strategic activities, and the establishment of new partner and donor relationships.
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2020
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2020 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include the regional innovation acceleration project in Latin America, WIPO GREEN strategic activities, and the establishment of new partner and donor relationships.
Publication year: 2021
PCT Yearly Review 2013
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: how PCT accession affects patent filings
Publication year: 2013
WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions, Volume II, Know-How, Examination and Registration of Contracts, Technovations, Transfer of Technology Patents
The publication of this Volume follows that, in 1979, of Volume I of the WIPO Model Law for Developing Countries on Inventions. Volume I contains Part I of the Model Law, which deals with patents; this Volume contains the other Parts of the Model Law, which deal with know-how (Part II), the examination and registration of contracts (Part III), inventors' certificates (Part IV), technovations (Part V) and, as an annex to the Model Law, in accordance with a decision taken by the WIPO Permanent Committee for Development Cooperation Related to Industrial Property, transfer of technology patents (Part VI).
Publication year: 1980