Category Archives: WIPO

Trademarks Go Green

World Intellectual Property Day is April 26, just over a month away. This year’s theme is green innovation. The environment and climate change have become major political and public opinion issues in the over last few years. Companies and advertisers … Continue reading

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Patent Filings Slow Amid Economic Slowdown

The worldwide economic crisis appears to be having an impact on international patent filings. This week the WIPO announced that the number of international patent application filings in 2008 increased by 2.4 percent, a big drop from the 9.3 percent … Continue reading

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Promoting IP Awareness – Database of Materials

The WIPO has a new database called IP Outreach in Practice which contains “basic information and links to practical examples of interesting IP outreach initiatives.” It’s quite an interesting collection and a great place to look for inspiration and ideas. … Continue reading

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PatentScope Suppresses Inventor Address Data

WIPO has announced that due to privacy concerns it will remove address data for inventors and individual applicants from its PatentScope database. The data will not be indexed or displayed in Internet search engines. This will not affect PatentScope searches … Continue reading

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2008 World Patent Report

The WIPO recently released its 2008 World Patent Report, which contains all kinds of interesting statistics on patent activity worldwide. In 2006, a stunning 1.76 million new applications were filed worldwide, driven largely by filings in China, Korea and the … Continue reading

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2008 World Patent Report

The World Intellectual Property Organization has released its 2008 World Patent Report. The 72-page report provides a statistical overview of worldwide patent activity, including the number of patent filings, granted patents, patent families, patents in force, patents by field of … Continue reading

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WHAM-O’s 60th Anniversary Kid Inventor Contest

The new issue of WIPO Magazine has several interesting articles, including one on the 60th anniversary of the WHAM-O toy company. Wham-O is best known for introducing the hula hoop to America in 1958, followed by Frisbee flying discs, Slip … Continue reading

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