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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
WIPO Magazine The bimonthly WIPO Magazine aims to inform readers about WIPO-led activities, and to show intellectual property, creativity and innovation at work across the world.
Creative industries in the platform economy
by WIPO on December 21, 2018 at 7:00 am
Leading expert and author Sangeet Choudary shares his views on what the rise of tech giants like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix and Spotify that make up the platform economy means for the creative sector. […]
The United States modernizes its music licensing...
by WIPO on December 21, 2018 at 6:59 am
In 2018 the United States passed sweeping legislation – the Music Modernization Act – to reform its licensing system for musical works. Find out how what many consider to be “one of the most significant pieces of United States copyright legislation will support participants across the music ecosystem. […]
Innovating for the whole world: IP’s role in...
by WIPO on December 21, 2018 at 6:58 am
What could intellectual property (IP) possibly have to do with helping the poorest people in the world’s least developed countries? Wherever poverty, hunger or disease, require innovative solutions, IP may have everything to do with development. […]
Wafrica: exploring identity through design
by WIPO on December 21, 2018 at 6:57 am
In his work, African designer Serge Mouangue, Founder of WAFRICA, combines West African and Japanese aesthetics to create new artistic perspectives that allow audiences to explore the meaning of identity. The designer talks about his work and why creators need to protect their work. […]
WIPO hosts first IP Judges Forum
by WIPO on December 21, 2018 at 6:55 am
The first ever WIPO IP Judges Forum in November 2018 enabled IP judges from many countries to explore different approaches to some of the common challenges they face in adjudicating IP disputes in the fast-paced digital economy. […]