World Intellectual Property Organization


Global Innovation Index 2019

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. In this year’s edition, it analyzes the medical innovation landscape of the next decade, looking at how technological and non-technological medical innovation will transform the delivery of healthcare...

Global Innovation Index 2016

The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries and economies around the world, based on 82 indicators. This edition explores the impact of innovation-oriented policies on economic growth and development.

Intellectual property and the safeguarding of traditional cultures

Museums, libraries and archives carry collections of photographs, sound-recordings, films and manuscripts that document indigenous peoples’ and traditional communities’ lives, cultural expressions and knowledge systems. A new awareness has emerged of indigenous peoples’ and traditional communities’ interests in owning, controlling and accessing this documentation.

Copyright in the digital age

In this transcript of his Press Club address, Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization, looks at the challenges for copyright law. This speech was presented in Canberra on 4 August 2009. The transcript includes the question and answer session after the...