Friday, February 14, 2014

Interviews With The Candidates For WIPO Director General; Intellectual Property Watch, 2/12/14

William New, Intellectual Property Watch; Interviews With The Candidates For WIPO Director General:
"Member states of the UN World Intellectual Property Organization, the global body for international IP policy issues, will vote on 6 March for the next WIPO director general for six years. Intellectual Property Watch asked the four candidates four key questions. Here are their responses.
Intellectual Property Watch is an independent news publication based in Geneva, Switzerland, which closely follows the activities of WIPO and international IP policymaking. The WIPO Coordination Committee will choose a candidate at its 6-7 March meeting. For more on the WIPO election process, see (IPW, WIPO, 3 February 2014).
The candidates are, in alphabetical order:
Current DG Francis Gurry (Australia)
Current Deputy DG Geoffrey Onyeama (Nigeria)
Ambassador Jüri Seilenthal (Estonia)
Ambassador Alfredo Suescum (Panama)
Their official nominations and CVs are available on the WIPO Coordination Committee website, here. IP-Watch reporting is here (IPW, WIPO, 6 December 2013)."

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