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WIPO/PUB/TK/3

Developing a National Strategy on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 3

This Brief summarizes the legal, policy and operational issues that need to be considered in developing a national strategy for the intellectual property protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/2

The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Background Brief - No. 2

This Brief provides background information on the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/1

Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property

Background Brief - No. 1

This Brief provides general and basic information on the interface between intellectual property and traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions, and genetic resources.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/REPORT/INN/JM

Integrating Intellectual Property into Innovation Policy Formulation in Jamaica

Part of a series of WIPO-produced country reports, reviewing IP in national innovation systems. Each report offers country-specific recommendations for more effectively using the IP system to strengthen national innovation systems.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/31

Measuring Creativity: Learning from Innovation Measurement

Economic Research Working Paper No. 31

There is a growing interest in broadening the measurement scope of innovation and considering “creative” activities, meaning that the usual indicators of innovation satisfy neither scholars nor policy makers. Conceptually, there is not much difference between innovative and creative activity: but to what extent are current measures that capture innovation relevant for creativity? Can the new measures for creativity benefit from the experience accumulated through R&D and innovation? Our article provides insights and lessons learned from using measures of innovative activities for scholars who are interested in capturing creative activities. We underscore the difficulties faced when measuring innovation and draw some parallels of these difficulties with the efforts undertaken to measure creativity.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/943/2015

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2015

An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/10

Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources

Background Brief - No. 10

This Brief introduces intellectual property issues related to genetic resources under discussion in WIPO.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/1037/2016

International Survey on Private Copying - Law and Practice 2015

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Dutch collecting society for private copying remunerations, Stichting de Thuiskopie, are pleased to present the third joint publication on the law and practice of private copying systems around the world. The survey provides a global view of private copying compensation (also known as private copying levies), an important element of copyright and related rights infrastructure. It aims to facilitate evidence-based decision-making and to provide an update on important developments in the private copying law and practice of countries that have such an exception in their legal arsenals.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/360/PB16/17

WIPO Program and Budget

for the 2016/17 biennium

This Program and Budget provides the planning for the biennium 2016/17 within the overall strategic context of the Medium Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) and guided by the inputs received from Member States.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/GII/2016

Global Innovation Index 2016

Winning with Global Innovation

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries and economies around the world, based on 82 indicators. This edition explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. High-income and developing countries alike are seeking innovation-driven growth through different strategies. Some countries are successfully improving their innovation capacity, while others still struggle.

Publication year: 2016