IIPI:  Enforcement and How-To Guides

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 »

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 »

How to Build IP-Focused Law Clinics

How to Build IP-Focused Law Clinics

This Report proceeds in three parts. The first sketches the rationale for facilitating entrepreneurship through IPR and entrepreneurship clinics as an engine of economic development that also furthers social justice. The second details the pioneering structure and services of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) at the University... Read More »

IP Challenges for Theaters and Performing Arts Programs

IP Challenges for Theaters and Performing Arts Programs

The encouragement of a financially viable and culturally significant performing arts and entertainment sector is an important element of multi-lateral, regional and national development agendas. The collective benefits are paralleled by the individual satisfaction and inspiration unique to creative pursuits. As global cooperation... Read More »