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Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

Harnessing Intellectual Property to Protect and Promote Traditional Arts and Crafts and to Empower Women

MEXICO CITY — November 8-10: The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) held the first in a series of training workshops on the use of intellectual property to protect and promote indigenous arts and crafts in Mexico City. The workshop, organized in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office... Read More »

Using Copyright Protection to Create Jobs and Wealth in Cambodia

Using Copyright Protection to Create Jobs and Wealth in Cambodia

Copyright protection and enforcement can be a boon to a country’s economy, creating jobs and wealth by promoting local products and industries and encouraging foreign investment. In a joint project with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), IIPI will work with Cambodia to identify and address barriers to effective... Read More »

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 »

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