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New WIPO Study Gives First-Ever Figures on Value of "Intangible Capital" in Manufactured Goods

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:36:00 +0100

First-ever figures reveal that nearly one third of the value of manufactured products sold around the world comes from "intangible capital," such as branding, design and technology, according to a WIPO study of the global value chains companies use to produce their goods.

WIPO Member States End Assemblies with Key Agreements on Future Work

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:22:00 +0200

WIPO member states concluded their annual Assemblies meetings with key agreements that affirm the work of the Organization in advancing an effective and balanced intellectual property system.

WIPO and the Research-Based Pharmaceutical Industry Team up to Facilitate Access to Key Medicine Patent Information

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:21:00 +0200

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the research-based pharmaceutical industry today launched a new partnership to promote the accessibility of patent information for health agencies tasked with procurement of medicines.

WIPO Director General Calls for Expanded Membership in Global IP Systems, Highlights Organization’s Achievements and Future Priorities

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:00:00 +0200

Director General Francis Gurry called for greater participation in WIPO’s international patent, trademark and design systems and said the Organization is adapting to new challenges stemming from an accelerating rate of global innovation.

WIPO Translate: Cutting-Edge Translation Tool For Patent Documents Extends Language Coverage

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 04:51:00 +0200

WIPO’s ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents is now available in ten languages, marking an important expansion of the highest-quality service yet available for accessing information on new technologies.

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.