The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as noted by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) provide an ambitious roadmap direct to a renewed progress of the human race. Clearly, innovation is essential to meet these goals.
Our growing populations, well interconnected today, require us to rethink many situations that affect us, among them, climate change, preservation of natural resources, the resulting poverty, hunger, and premature mortality, to list a few.
Intellectual property rights today drive the inventive steps that result in progress, helping us meet our greatest needs and aspirations. We believe that new technologies translate themselves to economic transformation, all producing more prosperous societies around the world.
So, we could say that Intellectual Property is key in the growth of knowledge, provides
financial incentives to invest or re-invest, and seeks to balance interests that compete. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a key factor in this challenge. It is the specialized United Nations' agency for innovation and intellectual property.
In practical terms, WIPO is one of the oldest multilateral organizations, dating back more than 130 years to the first international treaty on IP rights, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883, protecting intellectual property works across national borders.
As individuals working with intellectual property rights, we have a duty to the public in general in pointing out global IP services available, the effect on international law and policy on applicant's goals, and the large number of resources available today that educates and guides us all.
A visit to WIPO's website (www.wipo.int) will point you to IP Services: Patent Cooperation Treaty System (patents); Madrid System (trademarks); Hague System (industrial designs), Lisbon System (appellations of origin) WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.
Among the knowledge resources we can visit are: PATENTSCOPE, Global Brands Database, Global Designs Database, WIPO Lex, IP Statistics Data Center, Global Innovation Index, World Intellectual Property Indicators, and World Intellectual Property Report.
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