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In Good Company: Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Franchising
Franchising is one of the fastest and most popular means of business expansion. At the core of franchising is the licensing of intellectual property rights. Packed with examples and tips, this practical guide for business people outlines different types of franchise and takes you through the franchising process, identifying the key issues to consider at each stage.
Publication year: 2019
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
Guidelines to using evidence from research to support policymaking
This Guide elaborates on the best practices in conducting empirical studies in the intellectual property (IP) field. In so doing, it seeks to improve the credibility of studies, enhance transparency about what conclusions can and cannot be drawn from such studies, and encourage responsible use of studies by IP stakeholders.
Urgent Innovation – Policies and Practices for Effective Response to Public Health Crises
Public health crises require urgent innovation, not only in research and development (R&D) but also in the delivery of therapies and diagnostics. What constitutes “urgency” and “innovation” in these contexts? How are priorities and targets determined? Who is best placed to deliver results? This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores themes discussed at a recent Global Challenges Seminar on the policies and practices that facilitate effective responses to global health crises.
Guide to WIPO's services for country code top-level domain registries
This guide presents country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry operators and national authorities with information on how to resolve third-party domain name disputes in a cost- and time-saving manner. It explains the main policy design features of a successful Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system, and provides information on the WIPO-created Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), including the possibility to tailor the UDRP for specific ccTLD requirements.
BVGH Partnership Hub - Mid-Year Report 2019
The consortium's objective is to establish partnerships that facilitate sharing of IP assets to advance the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.
BVGH Partnership Hub - Annual Report 2018
Green School's installation of SOURCE Hydropanels in Bali, Indonesia
Matchmaking Impact Stories
In 2018, Green School started looking for a way to produce clean drinking water for its campus on Bali, Indonesia. Thanks to a WIPO GREEN project, the school established collaboration with Zero Mass Water and brought sustainable potable water – generated from sunlight and air – to its students.
Japan FIT/IP Global
Activities in Africa and LDCs – 2019
The History of Japan FIT/IP for Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
A Guide to the Main WIPO Services
The World Intellectual Property Organization offers a wide range of global IP services. They provide a highly efficient, fast and cost-effective means of helping innovators and creators - both corporate and individual - protect their inventions, trademarks and designs in multiple countries, and also resolve their IP disputes, including those involving domain names. This brochure offers a brief overview of these global services.