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WIPO/PUB/952

Geographical Indications: An Introduction

This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications, explaining their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/L434/5

Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program is coordinated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) together with its partners in the publishing industry with the aim to increase the availability of scientific and technical information in developing countries.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/1060

WIPO - Making IP Work

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding, specialized agency of the United Nations, dedicated to making IP work for innovation and creativity. At WIPO we believe that IP and innovation go hand-in-hand. IP is about rewarding people for their ideas and original creations. It is about encouraging businesses to invest in innovations and new solutions. It is a means of enabling innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/CR/2017/1

How to Make a Living in the Creative Industries

This booklet explains simply and clearly how copyright helps creative people to earn money from their original works. It is designed for people who may already work in the cultural and creative industries, or who may be contemplating a career in them, as well as for individual creators, policy makers, academics, and business support agencies working in the field. It is accessible to non-specialists or newcomers to the subject of copyright and intellectual property rights.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/943/2016

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2016

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

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/GC/16

Vaccines: Accelerating Innovation and Access

Global Challenges Report

This Global Challenges Report describes the innovation process for vaccines. It explains how the restricted availability of vaccines is due to impediments at every stage of the process. Most of these obstacles are manageable, and intellectual property (IP) rights are associated with only some of them. The analysis aims to put into perspective debates around health innovation and the availability of health technologies in developing countries, especially with respect to the role of IP. In particular, it provides an overview of how IP has been used to meet global health challenges in the vaccines field, and considers whether lessons can be drawn to inform other important health technologies.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/FINSTATEMENTS/2016

Annual financial report and financial statements

WIPO financial statements are submitted to its Assemblies of Member States in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/901/2017/EXEC-SUMMARY

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2017 - Executive Summary

The International Patent System

This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2017.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/930/2017/EXEC-SUMMARY

Hague Yearly Review 2017 - Executive Summary

International Registrations of Industrial Designs

This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Publication year: 2017

WIPO/PUB/940/2017/EXEC-SUMMARY

Madrid Yearly Review 2017 - Executive Summary

International Registrations of Marks

This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Madrid System. This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the Madrid Yearly Review 2017.

Publication year: 2017