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Creative industries in the platform economy

Leading expert and author Sangeet Choudary shares his views on what the rise of tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix and Spotify that make up the platform economy means for the creative sector.

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WIPO hosts first IP Judges Forum

The first ever WIPO IP Judges Forum in November 2018 enabled IP judges from many countries to explore different approaches to some of the common challenges they face in adjudicating IP disputes in the fast-paced digital economy.

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The role of patents in the history of aviation

The history of how a heavier-than-air machine took flight is replete with tales of fearless inventors, daredevils and dream chasers. But what other factors shaped the development of aviation and did the patent system have a role to play?

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Wafrica: exploring identity through design

In his work, African designer Serge Mouangue, Founder of WAFRICA, combines West African and Japanese aesthetics to create new artistic perspectives that allow audiences to explore the meaning of identity. The designer talks about his work and why creators need to protect their work.

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Innovating for the world: IP’s role in development

Aline Flower, Associate General Counsel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation explores reveals the “intimate and nuanced connections” between intellectual property and development.


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.