The World International Property Organisation (WIPO) has launched a database, providing case studies to help users find the best way to exploit their intellectual property. IP Advantage profiles the intellectual property experiences of inventors, creators, entrepreneurs, and researchers, with the aim of building better understanding of how intellectual property is created and protected, and how to benefit from the IP system.
The case studies demonstrate how IP works and how IP rights, including patents, trademarks and copyright, can be used to promote innovation. They feature a variety of different people from across the globe and cover a range of topics, including branding, financing, partnerships and R&D.
IP Advantage is free to use and currently features over 100 case studies covering 48 different countries. Users can search according to type of IP, the object of protection (inventions, commercial names, artistic works) and/or the focus of the case study (branding, IP management, R&D, etc).
IP Advantage was proposed and is funded by the Japanese government. French and Spanish versions are under development, and the database will be regularly updated with new case studies.
For more information, visit: http://www.wipo.int/ipadvantage/en/