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  • ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus puts artists’ interests center stage
    by WIPO on December 18, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Bjorn Ulvaeus outlines his ambitions as CISAC President and shares his vision of the role that technology will play in placing creators at the heart of a transformed music industry ecosystem.

  • Diversity and overlapping IP rights in the comic world
    by WIPO on December 18, 2020 at 6:59 am

    A recent WIPO study, “Batman forever? The economics of overlapping rights” explores how comic characters are protected under both copyright law and trademark law and what this means in economic and policy terms.

  • El Salvador makes a fashion statement with its handbags
    by WIPO on December 18, 2020 at 6:58 am

    El Salvador’s Minister of the Economy, María Luisa Hayem, reflects on how government-led intellectual property awareness programs are supporting El Salvador’s flourishing handicraft sector, as demonstrated by the success of emerging young female design entrepreneurs Eva Innocenti and Raquel Arana.

  • Genetic scissors: at the cutting-edge of life
    by WIPO on December 18, 2020 at 6:57 am

    The gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, is one of the most important scientific developments so far this century. In October 2020, the two scientists responsible for developing it, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. What is the transformative potential of CRISPR technology and what issues is it raising?

  • The African Continental Free Trade Area: a significant role for IP
    by WIPO on December 18, 2020 at 6:56 am

    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on economies across the globe, including in Africa. In the absence of the fiscal resources for the multi-billion-dollar stimulus packages of wealthier countries, African economies are looking to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to catalyze Africa’s post-pandemic recovery and its transition to a knowledge-based economy.

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