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At Copyright Online, we're passionate about spreading copyright-related knowledge to help people protect and enforce their rights. In this spirit, we have compiled a selection of copyright-related articles, kindly released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

By Ana Clara Ribeiro, Intellectual Property attorney, Curitiba, Brazil

The Korean boy band BTS is one of the most successful groups of all time. Since releasing its first album, 2 Cool 4 Skool, in 2013, the group’s seven members ̶ RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hop...

March 2022

By Eleonora Rosati,* Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law, Stockholm University, Sweden

*Eleonora Rosati is the author of Copyright and the Court of Justice of the European Union...

December 2021

By Andres Guadamuz, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

One of the most high-profile technological stories of 2021 has been the rise in popularity of the non-fungible token (NFT), the newest hype in the world of d...

December 2021

By Andre Toh, ASEAN Valuation, Modeling & Economics Leader, Ernst and Young LLP, Singapore

*In the first of a new WIPO report series, WIPO recently partnered with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to document the country’s journey toward...

December 2021

By Phil Wadsworth, Senior Advisor, Innovation Council, previously Chief Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, with Jennifer Brant and Peter Brown, Innovation Council

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are critical to the ever-expan...

June 2021

By Alfred Radauer, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria

*This article draws on Chapter 16 (Opportunities to Reap Financing Through IP for Innovation) of the Global Innovation Index 2020 .

The "pro-IP era" of the last 30 years has...

June 2021

By Jag Singh*, Managing Director, Techstars, Berlin, Germany

*Jag Singh is an accomplished entrepreneur, and is now one of Europe's most active angel investors, with investments ranging from pre-seed through to Series D. He took over the helm of Techstars Berl...

June 2021

By Anna Piechówka, Intellectual Property Counsel, CD PROJEKT RED, Warsaw, Poland

For years, video game development has been one of the fastest growing sectors of the entertainment industry — and it’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed that do...

June 2021

By Heike Wollgast, Chiara Accornero, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland and Ida Palombella and Federica Caretta, Deloitte Legal, Milan, Italy

Fashion is going digital, and so too is adv...

March 2021

By Maria del Coro Gutierez Pla and Lynn Burtchaell, EUIPO SME Programme, European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Alicante, Spain

The EUIPO offers insights from its recent studies about the positive relationship between intellectua...

March 2021