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Underlining the Urgency of Reform: IFLA participates in WIPO Assemblies 2021

IFLA participated in the Assemblies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held on 4-8 October 2021. With COVID rules preventing in-person attendance by non-governmental organisations, IFLA engaged remotely, alongside partners from across the culture, education and research sectors. The Assemblies provide an opportunity for Member States to look at… Read More

  • News
  • 13 October 2021

40th Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights

The 40th meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place on 16-20 November 2020 in virtual format.  As the first meeting of the Committee in over a year, it is an opportunity both to catch up on the work… Read More

  • Events
  • 10 November 2020

Get Into… Guides

A key part of IFLA’s advocacy work is our engagement with international organisations and processes. These provide an opportunity to underline the role of libraries and call for laws, recommendations and research which can be used in national advocacy. Yet often, these processes are not limited to… Read More

  • Publications
  • 21 October 2020

61st Series of Meetings of the WIPO Assemblies

The 61st Series of Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) takes place from 21 to 29 September 2020, alongside other meetings such as the Marrakesh Treaty Assembly. This is the key opportunity for Member States to hear updates and take decisions about the work of WIPO… Read More

  • Events
  • 17 September 2020

WIPO’s General Assembly: Fifty-second session

The World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is an entity that oversees policies and decisions concerning intellectual property and in particular copyright and related rights within the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. The fifty-second General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization will take place on 7th and 8th May 2020. Read More

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  • 07 May 2020
  • By: anonymous

WIPO’s General Assembly: Fifty-Second session

The main policy and decision making bodies of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are the General Assembly and the Coordination Committee. Twenty Assemblies, and other bodies of the member states of WIPO and of the Unions administered by WIPO, traditionally meet in ordinary or extraordinary session in… Read More

  • Events
  • 06 May 2020

Heritage cannot wait in the face of climate change: IFLA welcomes signatures to open letter on World IP Day

IFLA and its partners are welcoming signatures of an open letter on the need for the right copyright laws to allow heritage institutions to preserve their collections in the face of climate change. Launched on World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2020, the letter raises awareness of the need for laws that support, rather than hinder, efforts to safeguard heritage. Read More

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  • 26 April 2020
  • By: anonymous