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Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition

This Guide intends to provide information for policy-makers, heads of intellectual property (IP) offices, and other decision-makers in countries in transition, on issues they need to consider before putting a legal framework in place. It aims to raise awareness of existing methods for the legal protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as to improve understanding of the interrelations, at international, regional and national levels, between the IP system, on the one hand, and traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expressions and their implications for economic, social, cultural and technical development, on the other hand.

Publication year: 2013


International Classification for Industrial Designs (Locarno Class - 10th Edition)

The Locarno Classification (LOC), established by the Locarno Agreement (1968), is an international classification used for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs. The tenth edition of the LOC came into force on January 1, 2014.

Publication year: 2013


Norwegian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the Intellectual Property Rights System : Exploration and Analysis

The study provides an overview of the Norwegian national innovation system with a special focus on SMEs and their use of the intellectual property system. The study provides valuable empirical data on patent and trademark applications by size, location and sector. The methodology and analysis used in the study and its conclusions and recommendations, while focusing on the Norwegian situation, will be of great interest to all those concerned with ensuring that SMEs are able to make the most effective use of the tools available to them through the intellectual property system.

Publication year: 2013


Report of the Director General to the 2013 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.

Publication year: 2013


International Survey on Private Copying - Law and Practice 2012

This publication describes national systems on compensation for private copying and provides available data on their operation in different countries around the world. The survey offers a global overview of this important element of the copyright infrastructure and is the result of collaboration between WIPO and the Private Copying Collection body in the Netherlands.

Publication year: 2013


WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2012

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

Publication year: 2013


National Study on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in India - Under the WIPO Development Agenda Project

The National Study on Intellectual Property and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises - India, under the WIPO Development Agenda is a study that has relied on information and data collected through surveys, annual reports of the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Government of India; publications of Government of India, other published research reports and studies and interviews and opinions of experts.

Publication year: 2012