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International Patent Classification (IPC)
An effective and easy-to-use system to classify and search patent documents
Publication year: 2020
Madrid Yearly Review 2020
International Registrations of Marks
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international registration of marks.
Using Inventions in the Public Domain
A Guide for Inventors and Entrepreneurs
This guide is designed to help researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs gain access to and use technology and business information and knowledge in the public domain, for the development of new innovative products and services in their own country. The focus of the guide is on information and technology disclosed in patent documents. Designed for self-study, the guide provides easy-to follow training modules that include teaching examples and other useful practical tools and resources.
Identifying Inventions in the Public Domain
This guide aims to assist researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs in determining whether specific inventions are protected by enforceable patents or may be in the public domain, by teaching a three-stage process for searching and analyzing published patent documents using the tools of freedom to operate determination. Designed for self-study, the guide has easy-to-follow training modules that take the reader through the process step by step, including with the help of useful checklists and other tools.
Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) Report 2019
TISCs as a catalyst for innovation and technology transfer
This Annual Report highlights key trends and milestones of the TISC program since its launch in 2009, with a focus on the main achievements and developments in 2019.
IP Training Institutions Brochure
Learn more about the WIPO Academy's support to Member States in establishing self-sustaining IPTIs
Innovative Technologies Tackling Food Loss
This edition of the Global Challenges in Focus series explores cutting-edge technologies to reduce food loss in the supply chain. Though identifying “critical loss points”, the brief proposes innovative technologies with the highest estimated impact on mitigating food loss. To continue the topic of the food management process, a forthcoming paper will address the technologies tackling food waste.
Ethics and Innovation
10 Years WIPO Ethics Office
This anniversary publication presents the creation and history of WIPO's Ethics Office, and describes the interrelationship between law and ethics in the internal justice system. The book also features contributions by leading scholars, originally made in the context of the WIPO Public Lectures series on Ethics, which explore ethical challenges to technological developments, communication, justice and culture.
Annual financial report and financial statements
WIPO financial statements are submitted to its Assemblies of Member States in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules.
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind – everything from works of art to inventions, computer programs to trademarks and other commercial signs. This booklet introduces the main types of IP and explains how the law protects them. It also introduces the work of WIPO, the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation.