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The WIPO Magazine explores intellectual property (IP), creativity and innovation at work across the world. The print edition is published quarterly. Additional online features are published periodically.

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Now’s the time for young people to switch on to intellectual property

WIPO’s Youth Engagement Team highlights the relevance of intellectual property to young people in their drive to build a better future and points to some of the challenges ahead, as WIPO ramps up its youth engagement activities.

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Barnacle-inspired glue helps stem rapid blood loss

Every year, millions of people die due to rapid blood loss from serious injuries and invasive surgeries. MIT researcher Hyunwoo Yuk’s innovative toothpaste-like glue, inspired by the humble barnacle, promises to alleviate the problem.

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Isabella Springmuhl brings inclusive Guatemalan designs to the fashion world

Guatemalan designer Isabella Springmuhl, the first designer with Down’s Syndrome to feature in London Fashion Week, is using her brand, Down to Xjabelle, to break stereotypes and promote diversity and inclusion in the fashion world, and IP is supporting her endeavor.

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Trademarks in the metaverse

The much-hailed metaverse is developing every day. For brand owners, protecting their brands in this virtual space will be critical. Getting ready to play in the new meta sandbox will require a legal strategy.

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How the boy band BTS is using IP to build its legacy

The Korean boy band, BTS, is one of the most successful groups of all time. Find out how the band is leveraging its IP rights to build a fun-filled universe of music and content that offers fans multiple ways to engage.

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Data: the fuel transforming the global economy

Data has the power to drive innovative products and services, improve society and tackle health and environmental challenges but what does it take to balance extracting value from data with protecting IP and other rights.

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International negotiations on Indigenous knowledge to resume at WIPO: a view of the journey so far and the way ahead

A view of the twists and turns of international negotiations on Indigenous knowledge at WIPO, which are set to resume after a two-year COVID-induced hiatus. What will it take for negotiators to make history and get these negotiations across the line?

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Paralympian Rory Cooper drives innovation for people with disabilities

Rory Cooper, a Paralympian and a serial inventor, is committed to improving the quality of life and participation of people with disabilities through engineering and technology. Find out about his pioneering work and helps ensure his inventions reach the market and help people.

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