Read More... Brexit Agreement: Implications for Hague System Users
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Brexit Agreement: Implications for Hague System Users

January 30, 2020 The Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) provides for…

Read More... WIPO’s Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Set to Enter into Force with Indonesia’s Ratification; Aims to Improve Livelihoods of Actors and other Audiovisual Performers
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WIPO’s Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances Set to Enter into Force with Indonesia’s Ratification; Aims to Improve Livelihoods of Actors and other Audiovisual Performers

Geneva, January 28, 2020PR/2020/845 The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances gained a key 30th member, allowing entry into force of…

Read More... Digital Access Service Expands for Hague System Applicants and Holders
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Digital Access Service Expands for Hague System Applicants and Holders

January 15, 2020 The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS), a system that allows for the secure electronic exchange of priority…

Read More... Ten Candidatures Received for Post of WIPO Director General
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Ten Candidatures Received for Post of WIPO Director General

Geneva, January 3, 2020PR/2020/844 Ten candidatures for the post of Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) were…

Read More... New Designation Available: Israel
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Read More... New Designation Available: Viet Nam
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New Designation Available: Viet Nam

Read More... WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy
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WIPO Begins Public Consultation Process on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

Geneva, December 13, 2019PR/2019/843 The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today launched a public consultation process on artificial intelligence (AI)…

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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…