In 2021, the WIPO Nigeria Office launched the second WIPO National IP Essay Competition as part of its World Intellectual Property Day activities. Read the winning essay by Oyinkansola Komolafe entitled Intellectual property, SMEs and Economic Recovery in Nigeria.
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.
In 2020, the WIPO Nigeria Office launched the maiden WIPO National IP Essay Competition as part of its World Intellectual Property Day activities. Read the winning essay by Susan Chioma Omeh entitled "Making innovation work for a green future in Nigeria".
World-renowned contemporary Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka, who designed the Olympic torch for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, unpacks the symbolism of his design and the message of hope it conveys.
Find out how Brazil’s Green Patents Program has helped to transform the operations of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) while promoting the commercialization of environmentally sound technologies.
Marco Barulli, founder and Managing Director of Bernstein.io in Munich, Germany, argues that digital platforms built around public blockchains and encrypted data storage can provide an effective answer to the daily needs of modern innovators and creatives.
With all forms of IP, proving that you are “first in time” is a precondition for enforcing your rights, yet it is often overlooked. WIPO PROOF offers creators and innovators a practical way to demonstrate convincingly that their work existed at a particular date and time. Could digital-time-stamping become a recommended best practices for IP owners?
Blockchain: Transforming the registration of IP rights and strengthening the protection of unregistered IP rights
Blockchain platforms create a transparent and (arguably) immutable chain of information, but what is its potential to enhance the registration of trademarks and designs?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to impact all aspects of how we live and currently is a subject of great debate. Many commentators concentrate on the impact of AI on patent, copyright and design law, but how will it affect the way consumers buy products and services and what knock-on impact will that have on trademark law?