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WIPO/PUB/269/2022

Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

Common Regulations (as in force on January 1, 2022)

The system of international registration of industrial designs is governed by this Agreement. The objectives of the system are two-fold. Firstly, it offers the possibility of obtaining protection for industrial designs in a number of States through a single deposit made with the International Bureau of WIPO. Secondly, by having a single registration with effect in several countries, the subsequent management of the protection obtained is also made much easier.

Publication year: 2022

WIPO/PUB/207/2021

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; Regulations; Administrative Instructions; Schedule of Fees.

The present publication contains the texts of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the “Protocol”) (1989), as amended in 2006 and in 2007, the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Administrative Instructions for the Application of the Protocol and the Schedule of Fees.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/467/2021

The WIPO Academy Portfolio of Education, Training & Skills Development Programs 2021

This Portfolio serves as a catalogue of all the training opportunities to be offered by the WIPO Academy in 2021 and outlines the content of each course. It gives information to potential participants on eligibility criteria, application formalities, timelines, selection procedures, travel and other relevant necessary information.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/943/2020

WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2020

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

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/360/PB22/23

WIPO Program and Budget

for the 2022/23 biennium

The Program and Budget is a defining document for the Organization. It establishes the results that Member States wish to see achieved by the Organization over the coming biennium and authorizes the programs and resources necessary for the realization for those results.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/941/2021

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2021

This authoritative report analyzes IP activity around the globe. Drawing on 2020 filing, registration and renewals statistics from national and regional IP offices and WIPO, it covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications. The report also draws on survey data and industry sources to give a picture of activity in the publishing industry.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/207/2021/2

Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks; Regulations; Administrative Instructions; Schedule of Fees.

The present publication contains the texts of the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (hereinafter referred to as the “Protocol”) (1989), as amended in 2006 and in 2007, the Regulations under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, the Administrative Instructions for the Application of the Protocol and the Schedule of Fees.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/1071

Protecting Your Mobile App

Intellectual Property Solutions

Mobile apps are multilayered products with different features, which may be protected by various intellectual property (IP) rights including but not limited to copyright, trademark and patent. This publication is designed as a guide for app developers and publishers to understand how to legally protect the intellectual property of their mobile app. It offers legal clarity and business-oriented guidelines on IP, to generate additional revenue from a mobile app for creators and rights holders, and provides practical advice and insights to inform strategic decisions. The publication reviews the mobile app value chain and offers a checklist of legal considerations when identifying the relevant IP rights, protection options and strategies.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/66

Intermediary Liability and Trade in Follow-on Innovation

Economic Research Working Paper No. 66

Liability rules affect the incentives of intermediaries to disseminate and curate creative works, in particular when works build on the work of predecessors and they are potentially infringing copyright. In an application to the visual arts, we show that appropriation artists borrow images from different sources and incorporate them into new, derivative works of art. By doing so, they risk infringing copyright but also put commercial trade and availability of the work at litigation risk as liability can extend to intermediaries in markets (auction houses) or in public exhibitions (museums). Using a differences-in-differences model and unique data on the level of the individual art work, we empirically investigate the impact of the prominent 2013 Cariou v. Prince U.S. court decision on trade and availability in Appropriation Art.

Publication year: 2021

WIPO/PUB/1050/2021

IP for the Good of Everyone

Report of the Director General to the 2021 WIPO Assemblies

This annual report reviews the activities of 2020 and looks firmly to the future and a new strategic direction for WIPO.

Publication year: 2021