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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
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
The aim of the Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, i.e., the "geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors" (Article 2).
WIPO Development Tools and Services
This brochure describes specific development tools and services provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). These tools and services respond to WIPO Development Agenda recommendations and reflect over 30 years of practice and experience in development assistance.
Publication year: 2015
Successful Technology Licensing
This Successful Technology Licensing (STL) Manual was developed as a response to requests for a user-friendly manual aimed primarily at an audience of businesspersons, technology managers and scientists who are dealing with licensing in the course of their work. Licensing occurs in the context of various business and collaboration relations, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, research collaboration agreements, joint research and development arrangements, etc.
PATENTSCOPE: Search and CLIR
The PATENTSCOPE search engine gives access to the patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and to patent documents of participating National and Regional Patent offices. It is the most up-to-date source for PCT applications and related documents and is updated on a weekly basis. It is a FREE search system available on the internet.
WIPO Guide to Using Patent Information
This Guide aims to assist users in searching for technology information using patent documents, a rich source of technical, legal and business information presented in a generally standardized format and often not reproduced anywhere else. Though the Guide focuses on patent information, many of the search techniques described here can also be applied in searching other non-patent sources of technology information.
Finding Technology Using Patents - An Introduction
Patents represent a vast source of information covering every field of technology. Using patent information to find technology from around the world is easy.
PATENTSCOPE Search: The User's Guide
The PATENTSCOPE search is the free of charge search service provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) that allows you to access millions of patent documents, namely: International Patent Applications under the PCT Regional and national patent collections from all participating countries.
International Survey on Text and Image Copyright Levies
The second ‘International Survey of Text and Image Copyright Levies', jointly published by WIPO and IFRRO analyzes the origins, scope and current use of text and image copyright levies around the world. It shows the role of this mechanism for ensuring easy legal access to copyright material and its major differences with audio and audio-visual private copying levies. The Survey is based on data from IFRRO members and provides and overview of this important income stream for copyright holders.
BVGH Partnership Hub Report - Catalyzing Partnerships for Global Health
The consortium's objective is to establish partnerships that facilitate sharing of IP assets to advance the discovery and development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics for NTDs, malaria, and tuberculosis.