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

Does intellectual property have a role in sustainable development? Of course it does! But the World Intellectual Property Organization, a UN agency, seems uncertain as to whether it has a role to play in implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Photo: WIPO – Emmanuel Berrod. As I note in a draft book chapter, WIPO’s […]

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What will be discussed at this meeting of the CDIP?

The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) is a body created by WIPO’s general assembly in 2008. It is tasked with creating and adapting programs according to the 45 recommendations of the Development Agenda. The CDIP will be meeting from May 19th to the 23rd of this year and has many items on its […]

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Upcoming at the CDIP: The Twelfth Session

The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) will meet starting today  in a regular session from November 18 to 21, 2013. The CDIP was established in 2008 with the mandate of overseeing the implementation of WIPO’s 45 adopted Development Agenda recommendations. Since then, it has set itself upon the task of making development increasingly […]

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