What will be discussed at the upcoming GRTKF meeting?

The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore will meet from February 27 to March 3, 2017 for their 33rd session. On the agenda, the ...

Last publication of the Peer-Reviewed WIPO Journal

WIPO had been publishing since 2009 a peer-reviewed journal produced by Sweet and Maxwell (in association with Thomson Reuters), The WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues. The ...

WIPO’s move to open access laudable among international organizations

It’s important, in the interests of transparency, accountability, and access to knowledge, that international organizations adopt open licencing of their publications and records.  WIPO’s recent move to implement a new ...

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

Reports and studies from the latest SCCR meeting

Photo: WIPO – Emmanuel Berrod. As discussed in our previous post, the ...

Core Library Exceptions Checklist to Benefit Global Copyright Law?

EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with ...

Upcoming agenda of next week’ SCCR

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) ...

General Assembly

Gurry appointed for second term at WIPO

Francis Gurry has been appointed by the member states of the World ...

Who Should Lead the Future of International IP: The Director General Election

Once every six years WIPO elects a new Director General. The elections ...

A Closer Look at the 2013 GA: The Case of PPI

With all of the conflicts and concerns which seemed emblematic of this ...

Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Canada’s Interventions at the IGC 32

WIPO’s Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Participation at the Intergovernmental Committee

The Intergovernmental Committee at W.I.P.O. is charged with developing international legislation to ...

Pole-based Partisanship? Observations on National Positions at the Intergovernmental Committee

Barring a few exceptions, there is a pattern as to where a ...

Committee on Development and Intellectual Property

Does IP have a role in sustainable development? Of course it does!

Does intellectual property have a role in sustainable development? Of course it ...

What will be discussed at this meeting of the CDIP?

The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) is a body created ...

A closer look at the 2013 GA: The CDIP

If you were following this year’s General Assembly, all the way to ...
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