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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

WIPO/PUB/TK/2

The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Background Brief - No. 2

This Brief provides background information on the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/1

Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property

Background Brief - No. 1

This Brief provides general and basic information on the interface between intellectual property and traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions, and genetic resources.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/GII/2015

Global Innovation Index 2015

Effective Innovation Policies for Development

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 141 countries and economies around the world, based on 79 indicators. This edition explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development. High-income and developing countries alike are seeking innovation-driven growth through different strategies. Some countries are successfully improving their innovation capacity, while others still struggle.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/1042/2016

International Survey on Text and Image Copyright Levies

2015 Edition

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.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/893

Guide on Surveying the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries

The Guide contains information and recommendations for research teams and copyright professionals studying the contribution of the copyright-based industries to the national economy. This publication is intended as a practical tool to facilitate national and regional surveys. The Guide lays out the thrust of the main legal, economic and statistical concepts, relevant to the survey. This Guide also contains a glossary of copyright terms.

Publication year: 2015

WIPO/PUB/959

Mastering the Game: Business and Legal Issues for Video Game Developers

Creative industries - Booklet No. 8

The video game industry is enjoying a boom period worldwide. Intellectual property (IP) – and in particular copyright – underpins the continuing success of the industry, yet the understanding and use of IP instruments of protection can remain a challenge. This publication outlines the practical business and legal issues relevant for video game developers and will thus improve their ability to get the most out of the IP system. Topics covered include: licensing agreements, music, distribution, mobile, regulation, confidentiality agreements, and more.

Publication year: 2014

WIPO/PUB/GII/2014

Global Innovation Index 2014

The Human Factor in Innovation

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 143 countries and economies around the world, based on 81 indicators. This edition explores the role of the individuals and teams behind the innovation process. It sheds light on different aspects of human capital required to achieve innovation, including skilled labor; the intersection of human, financial and technological capital; talent retention; and the mobilization of highly educated people.

Publication year: 2014