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WIPO Director General Outlines Second Mandate Priorities

Sep 22. 2014
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WIPO Director General Francis Gurry pledged on Monday to continue to build on the successes achieved over the past six years in the Organization’s core programs – global intellectual property services, policy-making, capacity building, and technical infrastructure.

Geneva, September 22, 2014
PR/2014/766

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Accessible Books Consortium Launched, Joins Effort to End “Book Famine” for People with Print Disabilities

Jul 02. 2014
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The World Intellectual Property Organization and a group of key partners are launching a new alliance.

Geneva, June 30, 2014
PR/2014/762

The World Intellectual Property Organization and a group of key partners are launching a new alliance to boost the number of books in accessible format for use by hundreds of millions of people around the globe who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled, most of whom live in less-developed regions.

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Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO - Posting of Documents

Jun 27. 2014
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Posting of Documents (Sept. 22 to 30, 2014)

Please find enclosed circular C. N 3546 concerning the Fifty-Fourth Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO, which will be held in Geneva, at the headquarters of WI PO, from September 22 to 30, 2014, has the honor to communicate that the following documents have been posted on the WI PO web site at:

http://www.wipo.int/about-wipo/en/assemblies/2014/a_54/agenda.html

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Events

World Intellectual Property Day

Apr 10. 2014
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Francis Gurry, Source: WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) invites all its member states and stakeholders to join in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day on April 26.

Their theme this year is:

Movies: a global passion
http://www.wipo.int/ipday/

They invite you to:
- Post your World IP Day activities, events, comments, photos and posters directly on the World IP Day Facebook page (The wall re-opens in March).
- Or, if you prefer, you can email your events and pictures to us and we will post them for you.
- Follow us on Twitter @wipo for updates. Tweet your own events and comments using the hash tag #worldipday.

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Expansion of Domain Name Space May Shift Trademark Protection Strategies

Mar 18. 2014
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The unprecedented expansion of the Internet domain name space, until now dominated by .com and a handful of other generic top-level domains (gTLDs), is likely to disrupt existing strategies for trademark protection on the web.

Geneva, March 17, 2014
PR/2014/756

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US and China Drive International Patent Filing Growth in Record-Setting Year

Mar 15. 2014
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The United States of America and China drove record-level patent-filing activity via WIPO in 2013 as the number of annual international patent applications surpassed the 200,000 mark for the first time.

Geneva, March 13, 2014
PR/2014/755

International trademark and industrial design filings also achieved new record-breaking levels. Full Press Release.

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WIPO’s Coordination Committee Nominates Francis Gurry for Second Term as Director General

Mar 11. 2014
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The Coordination Committee[4] of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) nominated by consensus Mr. Francis Gurry for a second term as Director General of WIPO.

The WIPO General Assembly will meet in an extraordinary session on May 8-9, 2014 to confirm the nomination. Mr. Gurry’s first term as Director General expires on September 30, 2014.

To applause from delegates, Committee Chair Ambassador Fode Seck declared Mr. Gurry the consensus nominee. Mr. Gurry offered his “heartfelt and profound thanks” to member states from all regional groups for the support given to him.

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Francis Gurry Appointed for Second Term as WIPO Director General

May 09. 2014
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Source: Francis Gurry, WIPO

The member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed Francis Gurry by acclamation on May 8, 2014, to a second six-year term of office as Director General of the Organization.

Geneva, May 8, 2014

Mr. Gurry’s appointment by the 187-member state General Assembly, WIPO’s highest governing body, follows his nomination by the WIPO Coordination Committee in March.

The second term of Mr. Gurry, an Australian national, will run from October 1, 2014, through September 2020.

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Special Edition of the WIPO Seminar Series on "The Economics of Intellectual Property"

May 06. 2014
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Side Event to the Thirteenth Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)

The Economics and Statistics Division will be holding the next session
of the WIPO Seminar Series on “The Economics of Intellectual
Property”, which will take place in Geneva, at the headquarters of
WIPO, on May 20, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Room B. The seminar
session will also be a side event to the CDIP. Sandwiches and drinks
will be served outside of room B before the start of the session. The
working language will be English.

Speakerswill discuss the topic “The Informal Economy in Developing
Countries: Hidden Engine of Innovation and Source of Intellectual

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Director-General opens WIPO assemblies with call to help developing-world creators

Sep 23. 2013
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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry opened the WIPO Assemblies of member states with a call for better linkages between developing-world creators and the worldwide online marketplace.

Now, the Internet is a global stage where performers and other producers can more-easily reach audiences beyond their borders, Mr. Gurry told delegates from WIPO’s 186 member states, who are convening between Sept. 23 and Oct. 3, 2013 to consider the WIPO work plan, budget and other matters for the upcoming 2014-2015 biennium.

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