Total WIPOut: IT chief finds his own job advertised

UN patent body WIPO is advertising for a new IT chief in a move widely seen as a reprisal against the current man in the job who blew the whistle on the dodgy behaviour of his boss.

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China led global blockchain patent applications in 2017: WIPO – Global Times

China filed the most blockchain patent applications in 2017, with more than half of the 406 blockchain-related patent applications filed coming from the country, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing data collated by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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WIPO Names New Directors Of Global Challenges, Copyright Infrastructure – Intellectual Property Watch

by Intellectual Property Watch The World Intellectual Property Organization has chosen a new head of the Global Challenges Division, as well as a new acting director of the Copyright Infrastructure Division. Marion Dietterich is the new director of the Global Challenges Division, which includes activities related to broader issues such as health and environment.

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China Drives International Patent Applications to Record Heights; Demand Rising for Trademark and Industrial Design Protection

China moved into the second position as a source of international patent applications filed via WIPO in 2017, closing in on long-time leader United States of America, in another record year in the use of WIPO’s intellectual property services for patents, trademarks and industrial designs.

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China intellectual property filings soar, hard to judge if it plays…

GENEVA (Reuters) – China is now a major producer of innovative technologies, nosing ahead of Japan to become the second biggest source of international patent applications, the United Nations said on Wednesday. China’s fast growth in intellectual property has led to accusations by U.S.

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Navigating Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property – The Story of the Yakuanoi

Although the intellectual property system can be used to promote and protect traditional knowledge (being knowledge that has ancient roots and is often oral), traditional knowledge is not always protected by the conventional intellectual property system.

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Blind Users Celebrate as Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill Drops

Today the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill was introduced into Congress by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The bill implements the Marrakesh Treaty to…

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MSMEs, startups get a fillip

The opening of India’s third United Nation-World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Technology and Innovation Support Centre here will provide a big boost to MSMEs, startups and academics from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and other nearby States in getting guidance in trade-marking, patenting and technology transfer.

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WIPO Respect For IP Conference To Be Held This Year In South Africa – Intellectual Property Watch

In 2018, the World Intellectual Property Organization and other major international organisations are planning the second international conference on “Respect for IP,” referring to raising awareness of and building strategies for enforcement of intellectual property, this time in South Africa.

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