WIPO Magazine Online Features

Data: the fuel transforming the global economy

Data has the power to drive innovative products and services, improve society and tackle health and environmental challenges but what does it take to balance extracting value from data with protecting IP and other rights.

Intellectual property, SMEs and economic recovery in Nigeria

In 2021, the WIPO Nigeria Office launched the second WIPO National IP Essay Competition as part of its World Intellectual Property Day activities. Read the winning essay by Oyinkansola Komolafe entitled Intellectual property, SMEs and Economic Recovery in Nigeria.

Paralympian Rory Cooper drives innovation for people with disabilities

Rory Cooper, a Paralympian and a serial inventor, is committed to improving the quality of life and participation of people with disabilities through engineering and technology. Find out about his pioneering work and helps ensure his inventions reach the market and help people.

Making innovation work for a green future in Nigeria

In 2020, the WIPO Nigeria Office launched the maiden WIPO National IP Essay Competition as part of its World Intellectual Property Day activities. Read the winning essay by Susan Chioma Omeh entitled "Making innovation work for a green future in Nigeria".

Trademark Law Playing Catch-up with Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to impact all aspects of how we live and currently is a subject of great debate. Many commentators concentrate on the impact of AI on patent, copyright and design law, but how will it affect the way consumers buy products and services and what knock-on impact will that have on trademark law?