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Publication year: 2016
Report of the Director General to the 2016 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.
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.
WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2015
An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
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.
Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol (2016)
This Guide is primarily intended for applicants and holders of international registrations of marks, as well as officials of the competent administrations of the Member States of the Madrid Union. It leads them through the various steps of the international registration procedure and explains the essential provisions of the Madrid Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and the Common Regulations.
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks
Objectives, Main Features, Advantages
The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks is governed by two treaties: the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which dates from 1891, and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement, which was adopted in 1989, entered into force on December 1, 1995, and came into operation on April 1, 1996. Common Regulations under the Agreement and Protocol also came into force on that date. The Madrid System is administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which maintains the International Register and publishes the WIPO Gazette of International Marks.
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Regulations as in force on April 1, 2016
The system of international registration of marks is governed by the Madrid Agreement. The Protocol relating to that Agreement aims at rendering the Madrid system more flexible and more compatible with the domestic legislation of certain countries which had not been able to accede to the Agreement.
Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty
The purpose of this Guide is to present in a systematic manner information on the procedures and requirements concerning the deposit of microorganisms and to give practical advice to persons depositing microorganisms for patent purposes, on the one hand, and to anyone wishing to obtain samples of such microorganisms, on the other hand.
Guide to the International Patent Classification (2016)