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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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