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Francis Gurry - Media Articles and Interviews


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Ethiopia well situated to take advantage of global IP system: WIPO Chief The Ethiopian Herald Ethiopia, February 2014
Francis Gurry talks to Michael McKay on WRS  World Radio Switzerland (WRS) Switzerland, January 2014


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An interview with Francis Gurry An interview with Francis Gurry, L'Agefi, PDF L’Agefi Switzerland, December 2013
Providing premier international IP systems & services WIPO Magazine Switzerland, September 2013
Challenging times for multilateralism Challenging times for multilateralism, PDF Globe, The Graduate Institute Review, No. 12 Switzerland, September 2013
Francis Gurry talks to CNBC about counterfeiting Video, Francis Gurry talks to CNBC about counterfeiting Video CNBC Switzerland, August 2013
Innovation and the Changing Nature of International Trade Austrade (Australian Trade Commission) Switzerland, July 2013
Purchasing Power Linked to Piracy News 24 South Africa, April 2013
East Africa Radio Interview Audio, East Africa Radio Interview, March 2013 East Africa Radio United Republic of Tanzania, March 2013
Innovation and Development OPED, The Citizen United Republic of Tanzania, March 2013


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Francis Gurry discusses the shift in innovation to Asia CNBC Switzerland, December 2012
Maintaining relevance in a changing world: an interview with Francis Gurry WIPO Magazine Switzerland, September 2012
Não há como conteúdo ser totalmente grátis "Época" magazine Brazil, September 2012 - in Portuguese
IP man "Today" newspaper Singapore, August 2012
Francis Gurry On Vision, Priorities For WIPO Intellectual Property Watch Switzerland, July 2012
Francis Gurry: Building a Very Modern WIPO
Managing Intellectual Property July 2012
Francis Gurry interviewed at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012 Video, Francis Gurry interview at the WSIS Forum 2012 Video WSIS Process on YouTube Switzerland, May 2012
Francis Gurry talks about the challenges and opportunities of the online world Video, Francis Gurry talks about the challenges and opportunites of the online world Video ITU Video Channel on YouTube Switzerland, April 2012
Bridging Fault Lines Hagen Resources International Switzerland, April 2012
WIPO Director General talks to Radio New Zealand about the future of copyright. Audio, Francis Gurry talks about the future of copyright, Radio New Zealand Radio New Zealand New Zealand, April 2012
Francis Gurry talks about copyright in the digital age Audio, Francis Gurry talks about copyright in the digital age, Radio Suisse Romande-La Première, February 2012 Radio Suisse Romande-La Première Switzerland, January 2012


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6PR Nightline - Interview on the Migration of Content to the Internet (courtesy: 6PR Nightline with Graham Mabury) Audio, 6PR Nightline -
            Interview on the Migration of Content to the Internet, October 2011 6PR Radio Station Australia, October 2011
Interview with Peter Willimott, IP Australia Video, An Interview with Francis Gurry - IP Australia Video IP Australia Australia, October, 2011
Francis Gurry’s views on the evolution of the newspaper industry World Radio Switzerland Switzerland, October 2011
Francis Gurry on education and the knowledge economy Video, An Interview with Francis Gurry - IBtv Video IBtv Switzerland, April 2011
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry: protecting copyright ABC Radio National - The Law Report Australia, March 2011
"International Patent Filings Recover in 2010”Video, Press Conference, International Patent Filings Recover in 2010Video WIPO Press Conference Switzerland, February 2011


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Changing international landscape of innovation and intellectual property The Graduate Institute Switzerland, December 2010
An Interview with Director General Francis Gurry WIPO Magazine Switzerland, September 2010
Launch of World Intellectual Property Indicators Report 2010 Video, Press Conference, Signs of Recovery Emerge after Economic Crisis Hits Innovation &  IP Filings, September 2010Video WIPO Press Conference Switzerland, September 2010
ACTA a sign of weakness in multilateral system, WIPO head says IP Watch Switzerland, June 2010
Message on the importance of broadband Broadband Commission Switzerland, June 2010
  The Marker Israel, June 2010 - in Hebrew
UNIDO Talk: WIPO director-general Francis Gurry talks about the importance of intellectual property Audio, Interview at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, May 2010 United Nations Industrial Development Organization Austria, May 2010
Interview with WIPO director-general Francis Gurry on technology transfer and the role of intellectual property as a tool for innovation United Nations Industrial Development Organization Austria, May 2010
An exclusive interview with Francis Gurry, WIPO Director General IP Watchdog United States of America, May 2010
An interview with Francis Gurry Interview with the World IP Review, 2010 - PDF World IP Review March/April 2010
Laying the foundation of an intellectual property bridge The Japan Times Japan, March 2010
Francis Gurry: Japan's innovation key to sustainable solutions Asahi Shimbun Japan, March 2010
La production artistique doit repenser ses modèles L'Agefi Switzerland, February 2010
La voie de l’innovation suisse en Asie L'Agefi  Switzerland, February 2010
International Patent System in 2009 Video, International Patent System in 2009, Press Conference 2010, new windowVideo WIPO Press Conference Switzerland, February 2010


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One on One: Interview with Mr. Francis Gurry Part 1, 2, 3, 4 Lok Sabha TV India, November 2009
TRIPS flexibilities sacred; no plans to touch them The Financial Express India, November 2009
IP rights create a secure environment for investment in innovation The Hindu India, November 2009
  Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Arab Business Magazine (credit: Iyad El Dirany and Al Iktissad Wal Aamal) Lebanon, October 2009 - in Arabic
Interview with Mr. Francis Gurry, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama (Assistant Director General, WIPO) and Mr. Adebambo Adewopo (Director General, Nigeria Copyright Commission) Video, Interview with Africa Independent Television, Nigeria 2009, new windowVideo Africa Independent Television Nigeria, September 2009
The Raffles Conversation: The rationalist Business Times Singapore, August 2009
Indigenous intellectual property rights ABC Radio National Breakfast Australia, August 2009
Facing up to the IP tsunami (credit: James Eyers and the Australian Financial Review) Australian Financial Review Australia, August 2009
WIPO’s new director general, Dr Francis Gurry, on the technical mission of WIPO CPA Global's IP Review Online United Kingdom, June 2009
Contrefaçons, copies et imitations : jusqu'où ira le piratage Geopolitis Switzerland, April 2009
En opinión de la OMPI Revista Mipatente Mexico, April 2009
Gurry evaluates historic WIPO reform project   World Trademark Review Daily United Kingdom, February 2009
Francis Gurry – rebuilding WIPO’s shattered reputation Intellectual Asset Management United Kingdom, January/February 2009


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Frank Talking World Media Law Report Australia, November 2008
The most important man in IP Managing Intellectual Property United Kingdom, October 2008
WIPO’s Francis Gurry: We aim to regain our crown AWAinformation Sweden, 4-2008
  Revista Propriedade & Ética Brazil, September/October 2008 - in Portugese

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