Artisanal businesses to get a boost from IP as Wipo expands work in communities worldwide

Seven in 10 IP applications filed in 2020 were from Asia, Africa and Latin America. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The world body for intellectual property (IP) is making its mark even in small communities, bringing its influence to help groups around the world.

For instance, it is working with a group of women in Mexico's Oaxaca state to boost their handicraft business after their traditional silk weaving called Seda de Cajonos obtained geographical indication status in March this year.

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