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: Angostura Limited)

A Secret from the Caribbean

Made with ingredients that are native to Trinidad and Tobago, Angostura Limited has not changed the formula of its flagship product – Angostura Bitters – since 1824.

Caribbean islands map
(Photo: WINFA)

Going Bananas Over Intellectual Property

Faced threats of socio-economic and environmental change, small-scale banana farmers of the Lesser Antilles formed the Windward Islands Farmers’ Association (WINFA) to strengthen their bargaining power.

bottle of rum with glass
(Photo: Demerara Distillers Ltd.)

Floating on the River of Branding

Demerara Distillers Ltd., founded in 1670, continues its tradition of making some of the world’s finest rum, contributing greatly to the economy of Guyana as its largest privately held company.

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee logo
(Photo: Blue Mountain Coffee, Inc.)

In Search of a Perfect Cup

Grown and locally processed by skilled farmers, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world.

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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