Global Innovation Index 2017

Release of Global Innovation Index 2017

June 20, 2017 Ufuoma Akpotaire

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with Cornell University, INSEAD and a host of other partners recently released the 10th Edition of the Global Innovation Index. The Global Innovation Index 2017 ranks the innovation […]

WIPO Publications
Intellectual Property News

WIPO Releases Two New Publications on Traditional Knowledge

June 18, 2017 Bob Aroture

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released two new public resources on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, including the Organization’s first-ever practical guide specifically for indigenous peoples and local communities. […]

Call for papers
International News

Call for Submissions: Internet Policy Review

June 6, 2017 Bob Aroture

The peer-reviewed journal of Internet policy in Europe is seeking submissions of 6000-8000 words on topics of relevance to the regulation of digital communication technologies. The journal, which is edited in partnership between Alexander von […]

International News

Namibia Passes Bill on Use of Genetic Resources

June 2, 2017 Bob Aroture

The National Assembly in Namibia recently passed the Access and Benefit Sharing and Associated Traditional Knowledge Bill. The bill which seeks to regulate the use of genetic resources and related traditional knowledge in the country. […]


China Launches Copyright Monitoring Website

April 30, 2017 Bob Aroture

China recently launched a website dedicated to monitoring copyright. The website,, is managed by the Copyright Monitoring Center under the Copyright Society of China, providing identification, security monitoring, early warning and rights infringement solution […]

Events Watch

Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

April 26, 2017 Bob Aroture

Today is World Intellectual Property Day! World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 of every year to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate […]

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