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The WIPO Magazine explores intellectual property, creativity and innovation in action across the world. It is published in English, French and Spanish. As from issue 4/2019, it is also available in Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

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Intellectual property in a data-driven world

In the lead up to the 2019 meetings of WIPO Assemblies, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry reflects on the implications of big data for intellectual property (IP) policy.

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Boosting business competitiveness in Africa with innovation and IP

Africa’s young and expanding population promises significant economic benefits but high youth unemployment is a concern. How can business competitiveness create jobs?

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KidZania: get ready for a better world

Built around children’s love of role-play, KidZania is one of the world’s fastest growing learning and entertainment brands. The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of KidZania’s Mexican operations, Maricruz Arrubarrena, explains what lies at the heart of the company’s success.

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The 3D printing, the Maker Revolution, IP litigation and legal reform

Although personal 3D printing has not developed as anticipated, industrial 3D printing is playing a bigger role in advanced manufacturing. Professor Matthew Rimmer takes a look at recent developments in IP litigation and policy with respect to 3D printing.

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Leveraging Indonesia’s creative economy

Ari Juliano Gema, Deputy Chairman for IPR Facilitation and Regulation at the Indonesian Agency for the Creative Economy (BEKRAF), explains what his organization is doing to help Indonesia’s creative businesses thrive.


Artificial intelligence and copyright

October 2017 – As the use of artificial intelligence by artists becomes more widespread, the distinction between artwork that is made by a human and that made by a computer is becoming increasingly blurred with interesting implications for copyright.

3D printing and IP law

February 2017 – Amid renewed interest in the potential for 3D printing technology transform manufacturing supply chains, to what extent do current IP laws protect the interests of creators?

Eight steps to secure trade secrets

February 2016 – Find out how to secure company trade secrets from both external threats and potential thieves already inside the company.