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World Intellectual Property Organization

Also called WIPO. An agency of the United Nations that seeks to protect intellectual property globally. It administers a number of international treaties and provides information about and for patent offices (or the equivalent) in most countries. It was established in 1967 and is based in Geneva.
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Andrew Michael Ong, Director for WIPO and representative of WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, noted the role of IP rights as the language of the 21st century for knowledge and knowledge products.
Talking to reporter, a WIPO expert and Counsellor Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific David Simmons highlighted the shortage of staff in IPO-Pak and urged for more recruitment to enhance the organization's efficiency.
The Iranian vice president urged WIPO to help Iran's youth in case of applying for patent and protecting their innovations.
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WIPO, established in 1967, is the global forum for services, policy, cooperation and information in the field of intellectual property.
Francis Gurry praised Sri Lanka for the enhancement of national capacities in several spheres of intellectual property in the country in recent years and for its continued cooperation and active engagement with WIPO.
The sessions to be covered include the General Assembly meeting of WIPO, the Coordinating Committee meeting and several key meetings of associations and unions of WIPO's 189 member states.
About 215000 applications were filed in 2014 a 4.5 per cent increase over the previous year WIPO said.
"The permanent observer status at WIPO attests to the recognition of the significant contribution of the Eurasian Economic Commission to the matter of intellectual property protection in the Eurasian Economic Union," the press service noted.
HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Raymond Yip and WIPO Deputy Director General Christian Wichard signed the agreement on behalf of their organisations at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva.
For the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the first step for 2014 is updating its program and budget for the 2014-2015 biennium.
The number of patent applications worldwide topped 2 million for the first time in 2011, WIPO said in a report on worldwide intellectual property registrations , released Tuesday.