Book Chapter

Introduction to the Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization - 50 years of the World Intellectual Property Organization

Staniforth Ricketson

Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization: The First 50 Years and Beyond | Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd | Published : 2020

Abstract

Anniversaries provide good opportunities to stop and reflect on what has occurred in the past, as well as speculating on what may happen in the future. In the case of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a significant anniversary occurred on 26 April 2020, which was 50 years from the date on which the WIPO Convention 1967 came into force and the date on which WIPO officially came into existence. The aim of the present volume is to provide a series of critical perspectives on this first half century of institutional life and to provoke discussion on where WIPO may be heading as it enters its second.

University of Melbourne Researchers