Positive Note For WIPO Committee On IP And Development, Some Issues Remain

At the close of the session of the World Intellectual Property Organization Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) last week, delegates left on a positive note. Despite not achieving concrete results on several issues, the meeting was described as encouraging by some participants. Technical assistance remained one of the prickly issues, as well as the mechanism for WIPO committees to report on their implementation of the Development Agenda.

Seminar Discusses Global Value Chains And Development

Participation in global value chains contributes to economic growth, while trade and trade-related policies, such as foreign direct investment, intellectual property protection, trade facilitation, infrastructure and institutions, together with deeper regional integration have important impacts on global value chain integration in developing countries. This was the view of speakers at a recent event in Geneva.

Sponsored roundtable discussion: Arab trade marks

In this sponsored roundtable, Hisham Zahr and Hady Khawand of Saba Intellectual Property respond to questions about trade mark protection in the Middle East, the use of Arabic and the need for transliteration

UAEM Grades US Universities On Research For Neglected Diseases. Spoiler Alert – There’s Room For Improvement

Universities play an enormous role in biomedical research in the United States, but are not doing all they can to advance research for neglected diseases or make their innovations available to people who need them most, the student groupUniversities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) said this week. UAEM released the results of its second annual […]

The voices of IP – from 1990 to 2015

Over the past 25 years, Managing IP has interviewed most of the influential people in IP.

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