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Model Intellectual Property Policy for Universities and Research Institutions

This tool facilitates the efforts of Universities to elaborate their own Intellectual Property policies on the rights related to the protection and exploitation, the obtainment and transfer of intellectual products and the manner of determination of the author's share in the fees and other revenues arising from the exploitation of the product, as well as enhancing the moral acknowledgement of authors.

Publication year: 2012


The Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Protocol Relating to that Agreement: 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.

Publication year: 2012


International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks (Vienna Classification) 7th edition

The Vienna Classification (VCL), established by the Vienna Agreement (1973), is an international classification of the figurative elements of marks.

Publication year: 2012


The World Intellectual Property Organization Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit

Consultation draft

The Documentation Toolkit assists holders of traditional knowledge – in particular, indigenous peoples and local communities – in identifying and defending their intellectual property-related interests when their traditional knowledge is documented or otherwise recorded.

Publication year: 2012


Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications

This publication presents the topics discussed during the Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications, which was held in Lima, Peru, June 22 to 24, 2011.

Publication year: 2012


WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2011

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

Publication year: 2012


Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures: Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives

This publication, prepared under the aegis of the WIPO Creative Heritage Project by two external consultants, Ms. Molly Torsen and Dr. Jane Anderson, offers legal information and compiles practical experiences on the management of intellectual property for cultural institutions whose collections comprise traditional cultural expressions. It seeks to respond directly to the needs of cultural institutions and indigenous and traditional communities dealing with the preservation, safeguarding and protection of cultural heritage.

Publication year: 2012


WIPO University Initiative Program

This publication defines the steps, framework and objectives of the WIPO University Initiative Program.

Publication year: 2012


Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC): Implementation Guide

The Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) program, run by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is designed to give innovators easy access to locally based, high quality technology information and related services.

Publication year: 2012