Read More... DPRK Joins the International Agreement on GIs and AOs
Posted in Intellectual Property

DPRK Joins the International Agreement on GIs and AOs

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry received on October 8, 2019 the instrument of accession of the Democratic People’s Republic of…

Read More... Copyright Infringement and Copyright Disputes
Posted in Intellectual Property

Copyright Infringement and Copyright Disputes

The most common copyright dispute we see involves an image used on a website which the website owner does not…

Read More... Viet Nam Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Viet Nam Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Viet Nam Minister for Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity through…

Read More... Trinidad and Tobago Joins Three WIPO Treaties
Posted in Intellectual Property

Trinidad and Tobago Joins Three WIPO Treaties

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomes Trinidad and Tobago accession to three key WIPO treaties – the Beijing Treaty on…

Read More... Liberia Minister for Commerce & Industry Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Liberia Minister for Commerce & Industry Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Liberia Minister for Commerce & Industry Wilson K. Tarpeh reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity through the…

Read More... Montenegro’s Minister for Economy Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Montenegro’s Minister for Economy Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Montenegro’s Minister for Economy Dragica Sekulić reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity through the intellectual property system….

Read More... Samoa Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Samoa Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Samoa Minister for Commerce, Industry and Labor Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity…

Read More... Uganda Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Uganda Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Uganda Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Kahinda Otafiire reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity through the…

Read More... Antigua and Barbuda Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Antigua and Barbuda Minister Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Antigua and Barbuda Minister of State of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labor Maureen Hyman Payne reaffirms her country’s…

Read More... Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Cuba’s Minister of Science, Technology and Environment Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya reaffirms her country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity…

Read More... Kazakhstan Minister of Justice Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice Speaks on Sidelines of 2019 WIPO Assemblies

Kazakhstan Minister of Justice Marat Beketayev reaffirms his country’s commitment to promoting innovation and creativity through the intellectual property system….

Read More... New Zealand Joins Marrakesh Treaty
Posted in Intellectual Property

New Zealand Joins Marrakesh Treaty

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed New Zealand’s October 3, 2019, accession to WIPO’s Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to…

Read More... Panel on Women in the Publishing Industry held on Margins of WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Panel on Women in the Publishing Industry held on Margins of WIPO Assemblies

WIPO Director General opens a panel discussion on “Empowering Women in the Publishing Industry” organized by the WIPO Human Resources…

Read More... Israel Joins the International Design System
Posted in Intellectual Property

Israel Joins the International Design System

Israel became the 63rd contracting party of the International Design System on October 3, 2019 when it acceded to the…

Read More... Ukraine Shows National Innovation at WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Ukraine Shows National Innovation at WIPO Assemblies

The Ukraine Government hosted a music and light show entitled – “Innovative Ukraine – From Soul to Brain” – highlighting…

Read More... Thailand Displays Silk Cultivation Culture at WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Thailand Displays Silk Cultivation Culture at WIPO Assemblies

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and Siriporn Boonchoo, Director General of Thailand’s Queen Sirikit Department of Sericulture, inaugurated the exhibition…

Read More... Interactive Information Session on WIPO’s External Offices Held at WIPO Assemblies
Posted in Intellectual Property

Interactive Information Session on WIPO’s External Offices Held at WIPO Assemblies

WIPO Assistant Director General and Chief of Staff Naresh Prasad gives a brief overview of the interactive information session WIPO’s…

Read More... WIPO Director General Unveils New Economic Research Guidelines to Support Policymaking
Posted in Intellectual Property

WIPO Director General Unveils New Economic Research Guidelines to Support Policymaking

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry unveiled new “Guidelines to Using Evidence from Research to Support Policymaking” and welcomed representatives from…

Read More... Philippines Holds Event Showcasing Indigenous Talent at WIPO
Posted in Intellectual Property

Philippines Holds Event Showcasing Indigenous Talent at WIPO

On October 2, 2019, participants at the WIPO Assemblies of Member States were treated to a demonstration of weaving by…

Read More... Venezuela Joins Marrakesh Treaty as 59th Member
Posted in Intellectual Property

Venezuela Joins Marrakesh Treaty as 59th Member

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed Venezuela’s October 2, 2019, accession to WIPO’s Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published…

Read More... Samoa Joins WIPO’s International IP Systems
Posted in Intellectual Property

Samoa Joins WIPO’s International IP Systems

Samoa deposited on October 2, 2019 its instruments of accession for key treaties underpinning three of WIPO’s international IP systems…

Read More... Italian Event Highlights Importance of GIs to its Identity & Economy
Posted in Intellectual Property

Italian Event Highlights Importance of GIs to its Identity & Economy

Italy staged an event on the margins of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization…

Read More... WIPO Assemblies 2019: Viet Nam – The Colors of Traditional Brocade and Silk
Posted in Intellectual Property

WIPO Assemblies 2019: Viet Nam – The Colors of Traditional Brocade and Silk

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and Chu Ngoc Anh, Viet Nam’s Minister of Science and Technology, inaugurated the display –…

Read More... Russia’s Inventiveness Showcased at WIPO
Posted in Intellectual Property

Russia’s Inventiveness Showcased at WIPO

On the margins of the 2019 session of the WIPO Assemblies of Member States, the Russian Government hosted a cultural…

Read More... WIPO Assemblies 2019: Director General Reports Positive Results in Opening Address
Posted in Intellectual Property

WIPO Assemblies 2019: Director General Reports Positive Results in Opening Address

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed delegates to the WIPO Assemblies 2019 on September 30, 2019, reporting excellent results in…

Read More... Brand Name Dispute
Posted in Intellectual Property

Brand Name Dispute

Brand name disputes occur all too frequently because the trademark registers are increasingly cluttered and it can be difficult to…

Read More... Panelists Discuss Policy Ramifications at Meeting on AI and IP
Posted in Intellectual Property

Panelists Discuss Policy Ramifications at Meeting on AI and IP

Panelist discussed the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the intellectual property (IP) system and IP policy at the WIPO…

Read More... Panelists Discuss Patent Law and Patentability Guidelines at Meeting on AI and IP
Posted in Intellectual Property

Panelists Discuss Patent Law and Patentability Guidelines at Meeting on AI and IP

Panelist discussed the suitability of current patent law and patentability guidelines for AI inventions at the WIPO Conversation on Intellectual…

Read More... WIPO Director General Calls for Structured, Inclusive Discussion on AI and IP
Posted in Intellectual Property

WIPO Director General Calls for Structured, Inclusive Discussion on AI and IP

At the end WIPO’s first “Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence”, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said it was…

Read More... WIPO Director General Francis Gurry Opens Meeting on IP and AI
Posted in Intellectual Property

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry Opens Meeting on IP and AI

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry speaks at the opening session of the WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence…