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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).
Publication year: 2016
Musical Works and Audio-Visual Works
Collective Management Organizations – Tool Kit
This WIPO toolkit offers a practical approach to the collective management of copyright and related rights.
National Studies on Assessing the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries - Series no. 9
The 9th volume of national studies on the economic contribution of the copyright- based industries offers economic analysis on the size of the copyright industries in Ethiopia, France and Republic of Moldova. The publication reviews the contribution of economic activities based on copyright and related rights to the creation of national value added, employment and trade in selected countries and broadens the scope of WIPO-led research on the economic aspects of copyright.
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 Match - Leveraging IP for Development
WIPO Match is a database and networking tool that puts organizations seeking to use intellectual property (IP) to develop their countries in touch with donors who can help them.
Patent Landscape Report on Palm Oil Production and Waste Treatment Technologies
This report provides an overview of the global patent landscape in the area of palm oil production and waste exploitation, and includes national patent applications from Malaysia. It covers patenting activity related to technologies in production of palm oil and palm kernel oil, and treatment of waste from palm oil production.
The WIPO Journal - 2016 Volume 8 Issue 1
Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues
Contents: Five Decades of Intellectual Property and Global Development; Development and International Copyright: A History; Prioritising Human Development in African Intellectual Property Law; Decolonising Intellectual Property Law in Pursuit of Africa's Development; Drugs, Drugs Everywhere but Just Not for the Poor; The Never-ending Story of Access to Medicines; Intellectual Property, Climate Change and Development; Fundamental Rights, Development and Cultural Inclusion: The Marrakesh Treaty in Brazil; Patent as a Development Target? Dilemma of China's Patent-Indicated Innovation Incentive Strategy; Intellectual Property and Development: Patents, Mass Innovation and the Xiaokang Society; Fine-tuning the Intellectual Property Approaches to Fostering Open Science: Some Insights from India; The Need for a Pluralist Approach to the Link between Intellectual Property and Development: A Pacific Island Case Study; The Reform of Educational Exceptions in the UAE Copyright Law to Suit Development Goals
World Intellectual Property Indicators - 2016
A comprehensive picture of IP activity around the world based on statistics from national and regional IP offices, WIPO and the World Bank. Covers filing, registration and renewals data for patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms and plant variety protection. Also includes an analysis of participation by women inventors in international patenting.
Identifying the gender of PCT inventors
Economic Research Working Paper No. 33
This paper analyzes the gender of inventors in international patent applications. We compile a worldwide gender-name dictionary, which includes 6.2 million names for 182 different countries to disambiguate the gender of PCT inventors. Our results suggest that there is a gender imbalance in PCT applications, but the proportion of women inventors is improving over time. We also find that the rates of women participation differ substantially across countries, technological fields and sectors.