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Global Innovation Index 2017: Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, USA, UK Top Annual Ranking

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:00 +0200

Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK are the world’s most-innovative countries, while a group of nations including India, Kenya, and Viet Nam are outperforming their development-level peers, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017 co-authored by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

WIPO Re:Search: New Plan for Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases, Malaria and TB

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:11:00 +0200

WIPO Re:Search has launched a new five-year roadmap to guide its activities in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria and tuberculosis.

WIPO - Lead UN Agency for Knowledge Issues, Says United Nations Secretary-General

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:26:00 +0200

UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day 2017, with Mr. Guterres saying that WIPO is at the frontier of knowledge that will determine the future of the international community.

WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Hit Record in 2016, Driven by New Top-Level Domain Names

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:01:00 +0100

Trademark owners filed an all-time record 3,036 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO in 2016, an increase of 10% over the previous year, with over 1,200 new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) now operational.

Record Year for International Patent Applications in 2016; Strong Demand Also for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100

China’s ZTE Corporation overtook its crosstown rival Huawei Technologies as the biggest filer of international patent applications via WIPO in 2016 and U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc. claimed third position amid another year of strong demand for WIPO’s intellectual property filing services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.

Australian Donation Means New Life for Fund that Involves Indigenous Peoples in International Negotiations

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:51:00 +0100

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry has welcomed an independent contribution by the Australian Government that has reinvigorated a fund supporting the participation of the world’s indigenous peoples in international negotiations hosted at WIPO.

Global Patent Applications Rose to 2.9 Million in 2015 on Strong Growth From China; Demand Also Increased for Other Intellectual Property Rights

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0100

Innovators in China powered global patent applications to a new record in 2015, filing more than a million applications for the first time ever within a single year amid rising worldwide demand for intellectual property rights that undergird economic activity.

WIPO Adopts Open Access Policy for its Publications

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0100

The World Intellectual Property Organization today announced its new Open Access policy to promote the widest possible public access to its publications, furthering the Organization’s commitment to the dissemination and sharing of knowledge.

Increasing Number of Women Inventors Named in International Patent Filings Over Past Two Decades but Gender Gap Persists

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:01:00 +0100

New analysis shows that 29% of the international patent applications filed via WIPO in 2015 included at least one woman inventor, compared with 17% in 1995, according to a WIPO study.

WIPO Develops Cutting-Edge Translation Tool For Patent Documents

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:10:00 +0100

The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents, handing innovators around the world the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies.