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WIPO Patent Drafting Manual
This Manual has been prepared in response to repeated demands from developing country Member States for capacity building in patent drafting due to the existing limited professional capacity in this area which is an obstacle to the utilization of the intellectual property system by their nationals. The target audience for this Manual is primarily but not exclusively in developing countries and consists of scientists, researchers, technically trained persons and attorneys with a technical background who wish to draft patent applications. The Manual provides the necessary guidelines and an understanding of the skills needed for drafting a patent application, filing it and working with patent authorities to have it issued as a patent. The primary aim of this Manual is to assist all inventors in protecting their intellectual property through carefully crafted patent applications.
Publication year: 2007
National Studies on Assessing the Economic Contribution of the Copyright-Based Industries - Series no. 1
This publication brings together the results of five national studies that were carried out in Canada, Hungary, Latvia, Singapore and the United States of America. 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.
Publication year: 2006
Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
The PLT seeks to harmonize formal requirements set by national and regional patent offices and to streamline the procedures for obtaining and maintaining a patent.
Guide to WIPO Arbitration
This booklet provides basic information on WIPO arbitration. It sets out the main benefits and limitations of arbitration in IP disputes, provides a practical explanation of the various stages and elements of a WIPO arbitration procedure, and describes how the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center can assist parties and arbitrators in the time and cost efficient management of their case.
Publication year: 2004
Trademarks Comic Book
This comic book narrates the adventures of four adolescents, who learn what trademarks are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.
Guide to the Copyright and Related Rights Treaties Administered by WIPO and Glossary of Copyright and Related Rights Terms
This Guide seeks to clarify and explain the legal principles enshrined in the copyright and related rights treaties administered by WIPO, and their relationship with policy, economic, cultural and technological considerations. It will be particularly helpful to governments, creators, businesses, the legal profession, academics, consumers and students in all WIPO Member States.
WIPO Survey of Intellectual Property Services of European Technology Incubators
Publication year: 2003
Patents Comic Book
This comic book narrates the adventures of four teenagers who learn what patents are and how they and society at large can benefit from them. While the WIPO comic books are primarily geared towards students from 8 to 12 years' old, higher-level students and adults have found them useful in providing a basic understanding of IP issues.
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure (as amended on September 26, 1980)
The main feature of the Treaty is that a Contracting State which allows or requires the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure must recognize, for such purposes, the deposit of a microorganism with any "international depositary authority," irrespective of whether such authority is on or outside the territory of the said State.
Publication year: 2002
Joint Recommendation Concerning Provisions on the Protection of Marks, and Other Industrial Property Rights in Signs, on the Internet
The provisions aim at providing a clear legal framework for trademark owners who wish to use their marks on the Internet and to participate in the development of electronic commerce. They are intended to facilitate the application of existing laws relating to marks, and other industrial property rights in signs on the Internet.