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intellectual property : property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also : an application, right, or registration relating to this — Webster
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. Artistic works including music and literature, as well as discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property. — Wikipedia
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Reflections on IP: An interview with WIPO...
by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 6:00 am
Francis Gurry reflects on his experience over the past 12 years at the helm of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and discusses some of the major challenges that lie ahead for the international intellectual property (IP) community.
Global Innovation Index 2020: Who Will Finance...
by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:59 am
Amid the economic turmoil triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the GIobal Innovation Index explores the question of who will finance innovation? Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, Senior Economist at WIPO and co-editor of the report, discusses some of its key findings.
Meet WIPO’s first IP Youth Ambassador: Santiago...
by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:58 am
Meet WIPO’s first Intellectual Property (IP) Youth Ambassador, award-winning writer, Santiago Mena López. The young author talks about his novel and shares his views about the importance of IP to creators and the need to raise IP awareness among young people.
The invention of rechargeable batteries: An...
by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:57 am
In 2019, Dr. Akira Yoshino was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in inventing the world’s first lithium-ion battery. Dr. Yoshino talks about the challenges he overcame in developing lithium-ion batteries and the role that strategic use of patent rights has played in the commercialization of these power packs.
Enda: Kenya’s first home-grown running shoe
by WIPO on September 16, 2020 at 5:56 am
Kenyan entrepreneur Navalayo Osembo-Ombati gave up a job at the United Nations in New York to set up a business making running shoes in Kenya, fulfilling her dream of building on Kenya’s rich sporting heritage while creating livelihood opportunities for local communities.