IIPI:  Latin America

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

LIMA — May 31-June 3. The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) will hold the second in a series of training workshops on the use of intellectual property to protect and promote traditional arts and crafts. The workshop is the result of ongoing collaboration between IIPI and the United States Patent and Trademark... Read More »

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 »

Coffee and Chocolate – Can We Help Developing Country Farmers through Geographical Indications?

Coffee and Chocolate – Can We Help Developing Country Farmers through Geographical Indications?

This comprehensive study authored by Cardozo Law Professor Justin Hughes explores the potential use of geographical indications (GIs) for promoting the coffee and chocolate trade in developing countries. Geographic indications are a special form of intellectual property rights in which the product’s markings or labels identify... 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 »

Lessons from the Biofuel Industry in Brazil

Lessons from the Biofuel Industry in Brazil

Brazil is a leading developer of biofuels and a leading promoter of the increased use of flex-fuel automobiles. Not only are these decisions showing positive benefits in reducing carbon output for environmental health, but also Brazil has established itself as a technology exporter that brings positive economic benefits. This... Read More »

IP Options for Protecting and Marketing Traditional Textiles

IP Options for Protecting and Marketing Traditional Textiles

There are many unique and popular traditional textile products being produced by Indigenous groups around the world. Often, these products are made, marketed and sold by Indigenous or Indigenous-affiliated organizations without a solid understanding of intellectual property and the benefits it could confer. There are some examples... Read More »

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