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Innovation Opportunities: Philippines

Innovation Opportunities: Philippines

The Philippines has a great deal of technological and entrepreneurial potential but currently lacks the infrastructure and expertise necessary to fully capture the value of its intellectual assets. In response, the International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), working with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO),... Read More »

IIPI Helps Launch Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association

IIPI Helps Launch Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association

Organization seeks to expand upon U.S. technology transfer experience Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA – During the week of February 11, a team of IIPI staff and partners traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to support the establishment of SARIMA, the Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association. Modeled loosely... Read More »

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 »

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