CDIP/11/INF/5ORIGINAL: ENGLISHDATE: MARCH 19, 2013
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)
Eleventh SessionGeneva, May 13 to 17, 2013
CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON INNOVATION, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THEINFORMAL ECONOMY
prepared by the Secretariat in collaboration with Mr. Jeremy de Beer, Faculty of Law, Universityof Ottawa, Ottawa and Mrs. Kun Fu, Imperial College, London
1. The Annex to this document contains a conceptual Study on Innovation, IntellectualProperty and the Informal Economy (CDIP/8/3 Rev.), prepared in the framework of the projecton Intellectual Property and the Informal Economy.
2. The CDIP is invited to take noteof the information contained in the Annex to this document.
This conceptual study has benefitted from extensive comments from experts at the “
International Workshop on“Innovation, Intellectual Property and the Informal Economy”
, organized by WIPO and the Institute for EconomicResearch on Innovation, South Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, from November 19 to 21, 2012, and in particularfrom written comments from Shamnad Basheer, Christopher Bull, Jacques Charmes, Mark Dutz, George OwusuEssegbey, Fred Gault, Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Sisule Musungu, and other involved experts. See Annex I for theworkshop agenda and the members of the Informal Expert Group. The study also benefitted from expert commentsat the 6th Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development conference, November 21 to 23, 2012, Cape Town, SouthAfrica. The views and opinions expressed in this Study are the sole responsibility of the authors. The Study is not intendedto reflect the views of the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization or its Member States.