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WIPO/PUB/941/2016

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.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/909/2016

Understanding Copyright and Related Rights

This booklet provides an introduction for newcomers to the subject of copyright and related rights. It explains the fundamentals underpinning copyright law and practice, and describes the different types of rights which copyright and related rights law protects, as well as the limitations on those rights. It also briefly covers transfer of copyright and provisions for enforcement.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/895/2016

Understanding Industrial Property

This booklet provides an introduction for newcomers to the subject of industrial property. It explains the principles underpinning industrial property rights, and describes the most common forms of industrial property, including patents and utility models for inventions, industrial designs, trademarks and geographical indications.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/9

Documentation of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 9

This Brief describes the main objectives of documenting traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, the intellectual property issues that may arise and options for addressing them.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/8

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Disputes Related to Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources

Background Brief - No. 8

This Brief introduces how alternative dispute resolution offers an alternative to formal court-based systems for tackling intellectual property disputes that may arise in relation to traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/7

Customary Law and Traditional Knowledge

Background Brief - No. 7

This Brief explores the issues concerning customary law, traditional knowledge and intellectual property.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/6

Intellectual Property and Traditional Medical Knowledge

Background Brief - No. 6

This Brief introduces different options on intellectual property protection of traditional medical knowledge.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/5

Intellectual Property and Traditional Handicrafts

Background Brief - No. 5

This Brief identifies practical, accessible and often community-based means of using the existing intellectual property system for the effective recognition, protection, management, marketing and commercialization of traditional handicrafts.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/4

Intellectual Property and Arts Festivals

Background Brief - No. 4

This Brief introduces intellectual property consideration for arts festival organizers, to safeguard and promote their own interests and those of festival participants.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/3

Developing a National Strategy on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 3

This Brief summarizes the legal, policy and operational issues that need to be considered in developing a national strategy for the intellectual property protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.

Publication year: 2016