IIPI:  Arts, Culture and Music

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 »

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 »

Botswana Conference Focuses on Strengthening the Cultural Industries

Botswana Conference Focuses on Strengthening the Cultural Industries

Gaborone, Botswana IIPI has concluded a three day conference, Establishing a National Collecting Society and Strengthening the Culture Industries, in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference was organized in partnership with the Botswana Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Botswana Musicians Union, and the United States Patent and Trademark... Read More »

Conference in Namibia on Intellectual Property and Cultural Industries Successfully Concluded

Conference in Namibia on Intellectual Property and Cultural Industries Successfully Concluded

Windhoek, Namibia The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI) held a conference at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort from November 15 to 17; invitees included Namibian Government officials, Police and Customs officers, Namibian museum and theater managers and small business owners from the area working in the cultural... Read More »

Workshop on Music Piracy in Africa Held

Workshop on Music Piracy in Africa Held

The International Intellectual Property Institute completed a three day workshop focused on training a delegation from Southern Africa on ways to combat music piracy, particularly in the form of counterfeit compact discs and cassette tapes. The workshop provided an in-depth discussion of intellectual property rights in music products,... Read More »

Southern Africa Conferences Successfully Concluded

Events in Botswana an Swaziland a Success Botswana Intellectual Property Conference: Making Intellectual Property Work for Development; Swaziland Intellectual Property Conference: IP Used to Support Culture Based Industries The International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), in conjunction with the United States Patent and... Read More »

Two Articles by IIPI Project Attorney Published

Articles Appearing in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and in the online Journal Script-ed Washington, DC. IIPI Program Attorney Molly Torsen has had two legal articles published recently. The first, published in Vol. 53, Nos. 1-2 of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., entitled Anonymous, Untitled,... Read More »

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