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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): A Reference Guide

ISBN13: 9781785364778
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00

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As a specialised agency of the UN, the World Intellectual Property Organisation aims to be the premier global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Whilst many individuals, firms, institutions and governments know and use WIPO services, the ways in which it functions, how priorities are set and decisions made are less well understood.

Indeed, a diversity of WIPO's stakeholders and member governments express frustration that the organisation's governance is not only complex but at times opaque. This practical guide offers a unique insight into how WIPO is governed, described in clear, readily accessible terms for policymakers, scholars and stakeholders.

The guide reviews the origins of WIPO and sets out its current functions and activities, presenting a framework for analysing WIPO's complex governance system. The core of the text will improve the reader's understanding of WIPO in five thematic areas:

  • Legal foundations, mandate and purpose
  • Decision-making structures, processes and practices
  • Financial arrangements (such as income sources and the budget process)
  • Mechanisms for accountability and control of the Secretariat (such as policies on oversight, audit and evaluation)
  • Transparency and external relations.
  • The text is accompanied by a number of valuable appendices, including key documents that have to date not been readily available to the public.Written by a leading WIPO commentator, The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): A Reference Guide is the first comprehensive reference book to illuminate the nuts and bolts of WIPO governance. It will prove an invaluable and handy resource for those who interact with WIPO on any level and to researchers seeking an introduction to how the organization works and why.

    Intellectual Property Law
    1. Introduction
    2. What is WIPO and What Does its Secretariat do?
    3. WIPO's Governance System: An Analytical Framework
    4. Legal Foundations, Mandate and Purpose
    5. WIPO's Decision-making Structure, Processes and Practices
    6. WIPO's Financial Arrangements and Budget Process
    7. Mechanisms for Control and Oversight of the WIPO Secretariat
    8. External Relations and Transparency
    9. Conclusion