Switzerland is on the top at the Global Innovation Index 2022
Switzerland, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the world’s most-innovative economies, according to WIPO’s 2022 Global Innovation Index (GII), with China on the threshold of the top 10. Other emerging economies are also showing consistently strong performance, including India and Türkiye, both of which enter the top 40 for the first time.
The young inventor who built his own prosthetic arm with LEGO®
David Aguilar Amphoux was born with a creative spirit and Poland Syndrome, a condition that prevented the development of his right arm and pectoral muscle. The 22-year-old Andorran holds the Guinness World record for being the first person to self-build his own fully functioning prosthetic arm using LEGO® bricks. David is on a mission to make affordable prosthetics widely available and to raise awareness about dif-ability (different ability), working to help other young people believe that “dreams are possible if you fight for them.”
Trademarks in the metaverse
What is the metaverse? In the simplest of terms, it is a virtual space in which users are and will be able to interact and connect with each other in myriad ways – gaming, collaborating, shopping, and exploring – without leaving the comfort of their couch. Some of this functionality already exists in gaming platforms.
Meet the finalists of the WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth 2021-2022
The WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth 2021-2022 (the Photography Prize) aims to celebrate the creativity of indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their photographs.
World Intellectual Property Day Youth Video Competition
World IP Day April 26, 2022: IP and Youth, Innovating for a Better Future
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. World Intellectual Property 2022 recognizes the huge potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future.
Young inventor Tõnis Reitalu received the WIPO and Estonian Patent Office award
WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth 2021-2022
Through this competition, WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs. The theme of the WIPO Photography Prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Participation is meant to encourage Indigenous and local community youth to express themselves on this issue of immense global significance.
New ABC Application Gets Accessible Books Directly to People who are Print-Disabled
WIPO’s Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) has launched a new application that makes accessible digital books available for direct download by individuals who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.
ABC Global Book Service's business application is provided free of charge and connects participating libraries for the blind, known as authorized entities, to allow the sharing of accessible books.