Case Studies on Intellectual Property (IP Advantage)

The case studies in the IP Advantage database offer insights into how IP works in the real world, and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.


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(Photo: Gringo ltd.)

Branding, Business Ethics and Success

Gringo Ltd (Gringo) is a textile company established in Mozambique by Abdulla Abdul Karim, who uses a comprehensive IP strategy to protect his brand from usurpers and counterfeiters.

(Photo: m2m)

How a Good Name can Save Lives

NGO mothers2mothers (m2m) has established a simple and efficient mentoring system, supported by IP assets, for women and children living with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

(Photo: DIvine Chocolate COmpany Ltd.)

Pride and Produce: A Tale of Fair Trade

KUAPA is a co-operative of cocoa farmers in the Republic of Ghana, which helps to ensure the socio-economic of its farmers through quality products with a powerful brand protected by trademarks.

(Photo: Rolex Awards)

Finding Africa's Future Crop in the Past

Sanoussi Diakité invented a husking machine for fonio, Africa’s most nutritious and oldest cultivated cereal, which has benefitted communities in Senegal and beyond.

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IP Successes in the ASEAN Region

A collection of case studies highlighting how IP has been  used to foster economic, social, and cultural development in Southeast Asian nations. PDF, Booklet: IP Successes in the ASEAN Region