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African Pepper Pride

African Pepper Pride

Sub-Saharan Africa gets its first "Geographical Indication"-promoted product as this form of IP grows in global importance.

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Global IP Filings Rise

Worldwide applications for patents, trademarks and designs posted another yearly increase in 2013, driven by strong growth in China.

Six Inventions to Catch a Mouse

“Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door,” goes the saying.

Cameroon’s Rural Cardiac Care

One inventor is working for healthier hearts in Africa’s remote regions.

WIPO Magazine article on online film distribution

Netflix, Distribution and Domination?

Shifting production and distribution models mean fresh challenges and new opportunities for filmmakers.

Breathe a Little Easier

A desert, his shoes, a knife: Watch the GEOX founder speak of the innovation behind his unique, breathable footwear.

IP System Needs Strength, Balance

Executives from Google, Intel and Microsoft speak on challenges facing IP and business innovation.

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