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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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The Accessible Books Consortium: what it means...
by WIPO on February 21, 2018 at 7:00 am
Michiel Kolman, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), and Hugo Setzer, IPA Vice-President, share their views on what the WIPO-led Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) means for publishers. […]
Signal piracy: a threat to Asia-Pacific...
by WIPO on February 21, 2018 at 6:59 am
Amid an apparent increase in the piracy of broadcast signals in the Asia-Pacific region, The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), the world’s largest broadcasting union, underlines the need to finalize an international treaty that offers broadcasters in all regions a fair and reasonable means of safeguarding their interests. […]
A fresh look at the Olympic properties
by WIPO on February 21, 2018 at 6:58 am
In the wake of As the XXIII Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea get under way in February 2018, what role do IP rights play in generating the funds required to organize one of the largest sporting events in the world? […]
eSport: everything to play for
by WIPO on February 21, 2018 at 6:57 am
The International Olympic Committee recently declared that competitive video gaming could be considered a sporting activity. What are the implications for the sports industry and, crucially, for intellectual property? […]
Blockchain and IP law: a match made in crypto...
by WIPO on February 21, 2018 at 6:56 am
Blockchain has been a hot topic recently, with multiple industries exploring its possibilities and new use cases emerging almost daily. But how might this technology be used in the context of IP law and practice? […]