WIPO announced on September 20 the public opening of WIPO Lex, an online global intellectual property (IP) reference resource, providing fresh information on multi-country IP laws and treaties. This tool offers a user-friendly interface and serves one of WIPO’s main goals, which is to provide a world-wide reference source for Intellectual Property information. Continue reading ‘Intellectual Property Resource: WIPO Lex’
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The last WIPO intellectual property (IP) trends report (2008 and 2009) shows an evident change in the trends of IP filings around the world during the last global economic crises, and this make sense because organizations wait for recovery before starting new projects… and new projects are extremely related with Intellectual Property. Continue reading ‘International Trademark Registration after Global Economic Crisis’
On June 1, 2010 WIPO launched WIPO GOLD, a free on-line global WIPO intellectual property reference resource that provides quick and easy access to a broad collection of searchable intellectual property information and tools relating to, for example, technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and intellectual property laws and treaties.
Experts from WIPO member states have been talking and drafting legal instruments with the intention to ensure real protection of “Traditional Cultural Expressions”, covering the work of indigenous peoples and traditional communities. Continue reading ‘WIPO Start Buzzing about “Traditional IP”’
2010’s World Intellectual Property Day on April 26 also marks WIPO’s 40th anniversary. This year the focus is how innovation technologies have created an interlinked and global society. Continue reading ‘World Intellectual Property Day 2010′
During the 2009 the Internatinal Trademark Filings under WIPO’s “The Madrid System” dropped 16% in relation with 2008, and all the facts are telling us that the last global financial crisis is behind this movement. Continue reading ‘International Trademark Filings Dropped 16% in 2009 After Global Financial Crisis’