In an effort to enhance international co-operation in order to strengthen the global patent system, the EPO has signed a Reinforced Partnership agreement with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).
WIPO’s Chief economist, Carsten Fink discusses some of the key findings of the 2019 World Intellectual Property report on The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks.
Is an inventor always human?
Have you ever wondered where the next Einstein will come from? Africa perhaps?
A personal account of the pioneering journey so far of WIPO’s intergovernmental committee on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.
In June 2019, the Federal Court of Australia handed down a penalty of AUD 2.3 million against a purveyor of “fake aboriginal souvenirs”. The case highlights the harm caused by the sale of fake Aboriginal souvenirs in Australia.
What does the future hold for the Uniform Domain Names Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), a highly successful mechanism for building consumer and business confidence in online commercial transactions?
A new guide by WIPO and the Hague Conference on International Private Law offers judges a reliable overview of the issues that arise when IP law meets international private law in today’s evermore interconnected world and provides practical advice