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WIPO/PUB/901/2018/EXEC-SUMMARY

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2018 - Executive Summary

The International Patent System

This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2018.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/LISBON/FLYER

Main Provisions and Benefits of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement (2015)

The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a New Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, which took place in Geneva from May 11 to 21 , 2015. The Act establishes an international system of registration and protection for both appellations of origin and geographical indications.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/901/2018

Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review - 2018

The International Patent System

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: Applicant representatives named in PCT applications

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/GUIDE/ADR

WIPO Guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Options for Intellectual Property Offices and Courts

This Guide is designed to provide an overview of ADR processes for IP disputes.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/WORKFORCE/2018

Shaping WIPO's Future

Workforce 2018

WIPO's workforce is the human capital of the Organization and its greatest asset. This brochure shows a detailed picture of staffing at WIPO in 2018, offering a breakdown of the workforce by category, sector, funding, type of staff appointment, geographical representation and gender balance. It also reports on organizational performance, learning and development, and organizational conflict management.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/930/2018/EXEC-SUMMARY

Hague Yearly Review 2018 - Executive Summary

International Registrations of Industrial Designs

This executive brief identifies key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/930/2018

Hague Yearly Review - International Registrations of Industrial Designs - 2018

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of industrial designs.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/CASESTUDY/IP_COMM/ZA

Case study: IP Management and the Commercialization of Publicly Funded Research Outcomes in South Africa

This paper begins by presenting an overview of enabling frameworks for the protection and commercialization of publicly funded R&D outcomes. Subsequently it analyses the policies that South Africa has adopted to this effect since the transition to democracy. The paper then looks at the impact on the South African NSI of these policies, in particular the IPR Act, which has been in force since August 2010. It presents new data that indicate encouraging progress in patenting and other aspects of commercialization involving public research organizations (PROs)2 in South Africa, before setting forth a summary of the analysis as well as conclusions.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/52

Immigrants' Contribution to Innovativeness: Evidence from a Non-Selective Immigration Country

Economic Research Working Paper No. 52

The economic consequences of migration are hotly debated and a main topic of recent political movements across Europe. We analyze Polish immigration in the context of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union and find a positive and significant spillover effect of the immigrants on the number of local inventors in German counties in 2001-2010. For causal identification, we exploit a historical episode in the Polish migration history to Germany before the fall of the Iron Curtain and construct a shift-share instrument. Our results differ from findings for high-skilled migration to the United States, which is particularly interesting as Polish immigration to Germany was not based on selection by qualification in our period of analysis.

Publication year: 2018

WIPO/PUB/ECONSTAT/WP/51

Submarine Trademarks

Economic Research Working Paper No. 51

Companies use trademarks to protect their brands from outright imitation or competition by confusingly similar products. However, publication of trademark filings by the trademark office discloses information about a firm's new product or service. This creates a trade-off between legal protection and disclosure of information. We analyze the trade-off through the lens of “submarine trademarks” in the U.S. – submarine trademarks are trademarks whose publication and hence disclosure to the public is strategically delayed. This is achieved through a particular international filing strategy that is often combined with the use of shell companies to further conceal the trademark filing. These submarine strategies allow companies to benefit from legal trademark protection while reducing the risk of inadvertent disclosure of information. We provide the first systematic evidence of submarine trademarks and explore both their determinants and their effectiveness in reducing the disclosure of information.

Publication year: 2018