IIPI:  2004-2007 Past Projects

The UDRP – A Guide for SMEs

The UDRP – A Guide for SMEs

This guide has been produced in order to give consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly those in developing countries, an introduction to disputes over domain names on the Internet. Domain names are the exclusive addresses used on the Internet to host services such as email and websites such as example.com. As... Read More »

Strategies in International Patent Protection

Strategies in International Patent Protection

This ‘Guide for applicants’ aims to provide companies, inventors, and their representatives with an outline of the procedure for filing international patent applications, offering practical advice to smooth the way to a patent. This initial version describes and explains the route to an international patent and the associated... Read More »

Identifying Counterfeit Goods – A Guide for Consumers

Identifying Counterfeit Goods – A Guide for Consumers

Counterfeiting and piracy cost the global economy billions of dollars per year, and the economic damage done to emerging economies is hindering development and endangering lives. Not only are businesses losing money in sales, but governments are losing considerable amounts of tax revenue. The rise of intellectual property related... Read More »

How to Police IP – A Guide for SMEs

How to Police IP – A Guide for SMEs

One of the biggest obstacles for SMEs that would like to use intellectual property (IP) in developing countries is the policing and enforcement of their IP abroad, particularly in leading markets like the United States and Europe. The trade in counterfeit goods is definitely no longer limited to cheap copies of luxury goods; almost... Read More »

Collective Copyright Management in Bolivia

Collective Copyright Management in Bolivia

(Please note: This How-to Guide is written in Spanish with an English overview at the end). Collective management societies can be an effective and legal mechanism for copyright and neighboring rights protection and management. In Bolivia, these societal types are regulated by law and must comply with certain essential pre-requisites... Read More »

University Technology Transfer and National Innovation Policy

University Technology Transfer and National Innovation Policy

This booklet provides examples of university technology transfer offices in developing countries. Each office must work within differing national innovation policies, funding mechanisms and overall systems of innovation. That said, each office endeavors to commercialize university-produced innovations to the benefit of local... Read More »

Sporting Events and Intellectual Property

Sporting Events and Intellectual Property

Focusing on the Olympic Games, this report will look at the intellectual property-related issues and challenges inherent in hosting a world-class sporting event. Hosting the Olympic Games presents a unique opportunity and challenge for any host country; indeed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) maintains that the Games... Read More »

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