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Monetization of Copyright Assets by Creative Enterprises
Creative Industries - Booklet 7
The objective of this study is to create an awareness of intellectual property rights that are associated with creative activities and to present financial and valuation tools that can enable the quantification of the monetary value of successful creative efforts.
Publication year: 2014
Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers
Creative industries - Booklet No. 8
The video game industry is enjoying a boom period worldwide. Intellectual property (IP) – and in particular copyright – underpins the continuing success of the industry, yet the understanding and use of IP instruments of protection can remain a challenge. This publication outlines the practical business and legal issues relevant for video game developers and will thus improve their ability to get the most out of the IP system. Topics covered include: licensing agreements, music, distribution, mobile, regulation, confidentiality agreements, and more.
Alternatives in Patent Search and Examination
One of the important tasks of a patent office is to decide whether a patent shall be granted, or an application shall be refused, based on the procedures and patentability requirements under the applicable national law. Making such decisions accurately, effectively and efficiently is a complex mission, since many patent offices receive a constantly growing volume of patent applications of increasing complexity.
General Aspects of Collective Management
Educational Material on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights - Module 1
WIPO commissioned this publication - with the support of the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (Norcode) - to be used as reference material in various training activities on collective management.
Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2014
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.
Report of the Director General to the 2014 WIPO Assemblies
This report is a presentation of the work accomplished by the Organization during the year that has passed since the last meeting of the WIPO Assemblies.
Madrid Experience Sharing Report
Japan's Experience in Joining and Using the Madrid System
This publication is the result of a WIPO research report on Japan's experience in acceding to the Madrid system for the international registration of marks.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Ecosan Waterless Toilets
WIPO Green Case Study 7
Eco Sanitation Limited, based in South Africa, produces, distributes, and markets the EcoSan waterless toilet, a sanitation system that converts human waste into dehydrated, compostable material.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of GIVEWATTS Green Lanterns
WIPO Green Case Study 5
GIVEWATTS is a non-profit organization that connects rural communities to safe, healthy, green, and affordable sources of light.
Green Technology Diffusion: The Case of Arivi Paraffin Cookstoves
WIPO Green Case Study 6
Arivi, a start-up company based in South Africa, developed an innovative clean cookstove in 2007 that is more efficient, cleaner, and safer for indoor use than other cookstoves in that market.