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What are the Benefits of PCT in International Patent Applications?

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) allows nationals and residents in a PCT contracting state to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in the 153 PCT contracting states by filing just one application instead of filing in each country where

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April 26 World Intellectual Property Day

Today is the World Intellectual Property Day! The event, giving meaning to our industry, was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and designs affect daily life and to celebrate creativity and the contribution

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Belarus Joins the Hague System

On April 19, 2021, the Government of Belarus deposited its instrument of accession to the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO Director General Daren Tang. Belarus becomes the 66th contracting party to the 1999 Act and 75th member of the Hague Union. The accession brings the total

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Joins the Madrid System

On February 24, 2021, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making it the 108th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 124 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for the Islamic Republic

Global Innovation Index 2020: Who will Finance Innovation?

In 2020, the Global Innovation Index (GII) presents its 13th edition dedicated to the theme Who Will Finance Innovation? This edition sheds light on the state of innovation financing by investigating the evolution of financing mechanisms for entrepreneurs and other innovators, and by pointing to progress and

WIPO Lex Judgements Database is Active!

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched its new database, WIPO Lex Judgements, which allows free access to court decisions made in the field of intellectual property worldwide. The database provides access to judicial decisions that have been selected directly by the courts or

Trinidad & Tobago Joins Madrid System

On October 12, 2020, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO’s Director General, making Trinidad and Tobago the 107th member of the Madrid System, which now covers 123 countries. The Protocol will enter into force for Trinidad