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Are You Celebrating World IP Day?

Are You Celebrating World IP Day?

This week is one full of global holidays. Those with green thumbs among us celebrated the importance of protecting our environment on Earth Day. Our friends down under will honor those who served and died in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations on Saturday for ANZAC Day. And the IP advocates of the world will be celebrating a holiday of their own this weekend: World IP Day.

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

Counterfeiters Sow the Seeds of Poverty

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You reap what you sow, as the old adage goes. But can you imagine putting your time and back-breaking labor into crops, only to have them fail to yield food? That’s what is happening in African communities, and it’s not because of the soil quality, the level of rain, or the lack of laborers. Recent reports indicate that Ugandan’s farmers’ crops and livelihood have been decimated due to counterfeit seeds.

Brazil’s Opportunity to Show Good Sportsmanship in IP

Brazil’s Opportunity to Show Good Sportsmanship in IP

While the snowboards, bobsleds, and skis are dominating the courses in Sochi, we here at IP Delivers are in the spirit of looking forward to other upcoming major global sporting events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which will be in Brazil. Hosting the games is not only an honor but can also provide a major boost to the country’s economy. South Africa, the previous host of the World Cup, generated $200 million in ad revenues alone during the games, pulling the country out of a recession and stimulating double digit economic growth.

Counterfeiting and Piracy Fuel Organized Crime: UN

Counterfeiting and Piracy Fuel Organized Crime: UN

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Would you willingly hand over your hard-earned cash or credit card information to organized criminals, who sell drugs, facilitate human trafficking, and support terrorists? Whether you realize it or not, purchasing counterfeit goods or accessing illicit content on the web is oftentimes fuelling international crime, according to a new study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

IP Delivers Launches Research Database

IP Delivers Launches Research Database


Yesterday, the GIPC launched our IP Delivers Research Database, which can be found under the resources section of the IP Delivers website. In the database we have collected, categorized, and summarized an assortment of studies which show the important impact IP has on our world.