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A Guide to the Main WIPO Services

The World Intellectual Property Organization offers a wide range of global IP services. They provide a highly efficient, fast and cost-effective means of helping innovators and creators – both corporate and individual – protect their inventions, trademarks and designs in multiple countries, and also resolve their IP disputes, including those involving domain names. This brochure …

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Tied In: The Global Network of Local Innovation: Economic Research Working Paper No. 58

In this paper we exploit a unique and rich dataset of patent applications and scientific publications in order to answer several questions concerned with two current phenomena on the way knowledge is produced and shared worldwide: its geographical spread at the international level and its spatial concentration in few worldwide geographical hotspots. We find that …

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Global Roots of Innovation in Plant Biotechnology: Economic Research Working Paper No. 59

Innovation in agricultural biotechnology has the potential to increase agricultural productivity and quality, ultimately raising incomes for farmers across the world. Advances in the field have produced crops that are resistant to certain diseases, that result in higher yield than before, that can grow in extreme soil conditions, such as in arid and salty environments …

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Measuring Innovation in the Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Economic Research Working Paper No. 60

Automotive industry is going through a technological shock. Multiple intertwined technological advances (autonomous vehicle, connect vehicles and mobility-as-a-Service) are creating new rules for an industry that had not changed its way of doing business for almost a century. Key players from the tech and traditional automobile sectors – although with different incentives – are pooling …

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The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots and Global Innovation Networks: Economic Research Working Paper No. 57

Through successive industrial revolutions, the geography of innovation around the globe has changed radically, and with it the geography of wealth creation and prosperity. Since the Third Industrial Revolution, high incomes are increasingly metropolitan, leading to a renewal of inter-regional divergence within countries. These metropolitan areas are also hotbeds of innovation. At the same time, …

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France: Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019, on the Creation of Neighboring Rights for the Benefit of Press Agencies and Publishers

October 24, 2019 France: Law No. 2019-775 of July 24, 2019, on the Creation of Neighboring Rights for the Benefit of Press Agencies and Publishers entered into force on October 24, 2019. This Law, inter alia, adds a new Chapter VIII under Part I, Book II, Single Title, in the Intellectual Property Code, which creates new rights for press agencies and publishers, in accordance …

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Dominican Republic Joins the Lisbon Agreement as 30th Member

October 17, 2019 On October 17, 2019, the Government of the Dominican Republic deposited with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) its instrument of accession to the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration. The Lisbon Agreement will enter into force with respect to the …

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Joins Geneva Act of WIPO’s Lisbon Agreement

October 8, 2019 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea deposited on October 8, 2019 its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications (“Geneva Act”). Video: WIPO Director General welcomes the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement The …

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Lets Move Ahead With IP-Watch 2.0: We Need Your Input!

What’s new in the international policymaking on intellectual property, innovation and information? What’s at stake at this year’s @WIPO Assemblies? This is first year since 2004 that @IP-Watch has not been at the #WIPOGA to bring you the latest news on critical policy deliberations and outcomes, new initiatives and emerging issues. The good news is …

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