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Read More... WIPO Director General Welcomes Australia’s Donation for Continuing Support of IP Capacity-Building Projects
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WIPO Director General Welcomes Australia’s Donation for Continuing Support of IP Capacity-Building Projects

Geneva, December 4, 2019PR/2019/842 WIPO Director General Francis Gurry has welcomed a fresh contribution of funds from Australia that represents…

Read More... European Union Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement, Enabling Entry into Force
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European Union Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement, Enabling Entry into Force

Geneva, November 26, 2019PR/2019/841 The Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications reached a…

Read More... WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor
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WIPO Launches New Publication Series with Leading Judgments on Intellectual Property Rights; China Is First Contributor

Geneva, November 21, 2019PR/2019/840 The World Intellectual Property Organization has published the first edition in a new publication series collecting…

Read More... World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International
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World Intellectual Property Report 2019 – Local Hotspots, Global Networks: Innovative Activity Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Geneva, November 12, 2019PR/2019/839 The 2019 edition of WIPO’s World Intellectual Property Report analyzed millions of patent and scientific publication…

Read More... World Intellectual Property Indicators: Filings for Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs Reach Record Heights in 2018
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World Intellectual Property Indicators: Filings for Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs Reach Record Heights in 2018

Geneva, October 16, 2019PR/2019/838 Go to: Patents | Trademarks | Industrial designs | Plant varieties | Geographical indications | Publishing…

Read More... WIPO Assemblies Close with New Direction for Organization’s Future Work
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WIPO Assemblies Close with New Direction for Organization’s Future Work

Geneva, October 9, 2019PR/2019/837 Delegates from WIPO’s 192 member states closed their 2019 Assemblies meetings with agreement on the Organization’s…

Read More... Seminar “The Hague System: Insights into Refusals and New Developments, Opportunities”
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Seminar “The Hague System: Insights into Refusals and New Developments, Opportunities”

October 3, 2019 Register online now to attend a Hague Seminar at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on October 29,…

Read More... Israel Joins the Hague System
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Israel Joins the Hague System

October 3, 2019 On October 3, 2019, the Government of Israel deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act…

Read More... Samoa Joins the Hague System
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Samoa Joins the Hague System

October 2, 2019 On October 2, 2019, the Government of Samoa deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act…

Read More... Viet Nam Joins the Hague System
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Viet Nam Joins the Hague System

September 30, 2019 On September 30, 2019, the Government of Viet Nam deposited its instrument of accession to the Geneva…

Read More... Director General Francis Gurry Highlights Organization’s Achievements, Outlines Challenges Raised by New Technologies
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Director General Francis Gurry Highlights Organization’s Achievements, Outlines Challenges Raised by New Technologies

Geneva, September 30, 2019PR/2019/836 WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reported excellent results in the Organization’s global intellectual property (IP) services…

Read More... Accessible Books Consortium Welcomes Leading Publisher Hachette Livre as 100th Signatory to ABC’s Charter for Accessible Publishing
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Accessible Books Consortium Welcomes Leading Publisher Hachette Livre as 100th Signatory to ABC’s Charter for Accessible Publishing

Geneva, September 26, 2019PR/2019/835 Hachette Livre is the 100th signatory of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) Charter, marking an important…

Read More... WIPO to Launch New IP Portal
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WIPO to Launch New IP Portal

September 19, 2019 In the coming months WIPO will launch a new IP Portal – a one-stop shop to WIPO’s…

Read More... Global Innovation Index 2019: India Makes Major Gains as Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., Netherlands, U.K. Top Ranking; Trade Protectionism Poses Risks for Future Innovation
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Global Innovation Index 2019: India Makes Major Gains as Switzerland, Sweden, U.S., Netherlands, U.K. Top Ranking; Trade Protectionism Poses Risks for Future Innovation

New Delhi, July 24, 2019PR/2019/834 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2019 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian…

Read More... Hague Yearly Review – 2019
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Hague Yearly Review – 2019

International Registrations of Industrial Designs Author(s): WIPO | Publication year: 2019 License: This executive brief identifies key trends in the…

Read More... Brazil Joins WIPO’s International Trademark System: Major New Benefits for Brand Owners in Brazil and Around the World
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Brazil Joins WIPO’s International Trademark System: Major New Benefits for Brand Owners in Brazil and Around the World

Geneva, July 3, 2019 PR/2019/833 Brazil has joined the WIPO-administered international trademark system, adding a major world economy to the…

Read More... World Intellectual Property Day 2019 “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”
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World Intellectual Property Day 2019 “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”

Geneva, April 25, 2019 PR/2019/832 World Intellectual Property Day 2019 explores how innovation, creativity and the intellectual property (IP) rights…

Read More... WIPO Launches State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence-Based Image Search Tool for Brands
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WIPO Launches State-of-the-Art Artificial Intelligence-Based Image Search Tool for Brands

Geneva, April 1, 2019PR/2019/831 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered image search technology…

Read More... WIPO 2018 IP Services: Innovators File Record Number of International Patent Applications, With Asia Now Leading
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WIPO 2018 IP Services: Innovators File Record Number of International Patent Applications, With Asia Now Leading

Geneva, March 19, 2019PR/2019/830 Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first…

Read More... WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Grow by 12% to Reach New Record in 2018
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WIPO Cybersquatting Cases Grow by 12% to Reach New Record in 2018

Geneva, March 15, 2019PR/2019/829 Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)…

Read More... United States of America Joins WIPO’s Marrakesh Treaty as 50th Member In Major Advance for the Global Blind Community
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United States of America Joins WIPO’s Marrakesh Treaty as 50th Member In Major Advance for the Global Blind Community

Geneva, February 8, 2019PR/2019/828 The United States of America has joined WIPO’s fast-growing Marrakesh Treaty as its 50th member, adding…

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WIPO’s First “Technology Trends” Study Probes Artificial Intelligence: IBM and Microsoft are Leaders Amid Recent Global Upsurge in AI Inventive Activity
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WIPO’s First “Technology Trends” Study Probes Artificial Intelligence: IBM and Microsoft are Leaders Amid Recent Global Upsurge in AI Inventive Activity

Geneva, January 31, 2019PR/2019/827 A new WIPO flagship study has documented a massive recent surge in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with…

Read More... World Intellectual Property Indicators: Filings for Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs Reach New Records on Strength in China
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World Intellectual Property Indicators: Filings for Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs Reach New Records on Strength in China

Geneva, December 3, 2018PR/2018/826 Go to: Patents | Trademarks | Industrial designs | Plant varieties | Geographical indications | Creative…

Read More... WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market Opens in New Delhi, India – Exploring the Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific Region, Balancing Interests of Creators and Consumers
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WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market Opens in New Delhi, India – Exploring the Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific Region, Balancing Interests of Creators and Consumers

New Delhi, India, November 14, 2018PR/2018/825 WIPO Director General Francis Gurry and Secretary to the Government of India, Department of…

Read More... High-Level Conference on Respect for Intellectual Property Opens in South Africa
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High-Level Conference on Respect for Intellectual Property Opens in South Africa

Sandton, South Africa, October 23, 2018PR/2018/824 Hundreds of experts from across the globe are charting a course toward increased respect…

Read More... Japan relaxes its requirements regarding views
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Japan relaxes its requirements regarding views

May 20, 2019 Applicants designating Japan are not required to provide six orthogonal views of a three dimensional product, which…

Read More... Hague System Seminar: Online Services and International Registration Procedures and Practical Approach to the Hague System
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Hague System Seminar: Online Services and International Registration Procedures and Practical Approach to the Hague System

May 7, 2019 Register online now to attend a Hague Seminar at WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 6, 2019.  The…

Read More... Possible “No-Deal” Brexit: Implications for Hague System Users
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Possible “No-Deal” Brexit: Implications for Hague System Users

March 22, 2019 The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has published a draft statutory instrument that provides continued protection…

Read More... The number of applications filed under the Hague System grew by 3.7% in 2018
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The number of applications filed under the Hague System grew by 3.7% in 2018

Geneva, March 19, 2019PR/2019/830 Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first…