Francis Gurry - A Selection of Speeches

IP general and other issues

  • Briefing to Ambassadors: WIPO's IT Platforms and Knowledge Network (Geneva, July 27, 2017) PDF, Briefing to Ambassadors: WIPO's IT Platforms and Knowledge Network
  • Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2016 | Program Highlights 2017 (Geneva, April 20, 2017) PDF, Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2016, Program Highlights 2017
  • WIPO and the Sustainable Development Goals (Geneva, February 9, 2017) PDF, WIPO and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • New Year's Message From Director General Gurry (Geneva, January 12, 2017) Video
  • “Knowledge, Property and Power”, guest speaker at the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Victoria (Melbourne, November 17, 2016) Video
  • Address to WIPO Assemblies 2016 (Geneva, October 3, 2016) video (YouTube)
  • Traditional knowledge and genetic resources: Considerations from an intellectual property perspective, address to the WIPO International Conference on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge (Ankara, April 13, 2016)
  • Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2015 | Program Highlights 2016 (Geneva, February 11, 2016) PDF, Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2015 | Program Highlights 2016
  • Address to WIPO Assemblies 2015 (Geneva, October 5, 2015) Video
  • Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2014 | Program Highlights 2015 (Geneva, March 25, 2015) PDF, Briefing to Ambassadors: Results in 2014 | Program Highlights 2015
  • Opening session of the international conference “Intellectual Property and Beyond”, organized in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (Riga, March 3 and 4, 2015) Video, Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property, new window Video
  • Perspectives for the Intellectual Property System in a Globalized World (Strasbourg, November 28, 2014) Video, WIPO DG address on Perspectives for the Intellectual Property System in a Globalized World, new window Video
  • Remarks opening a meeting of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s International Series 2014 (Geneva, October 20, 2014) Video
  • Address to WIPO Assemblies 2014 (Geneva, September 22, 2014)
  • Address at the invitation of the United Nations Office in Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Geneva Diplomatic Club on the “Contribution of Science to Peace” from the UN perspective (Geneva, June 16, 2014) Audio,Address at the invitation of the United Nations Office in Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Geneva Diplomatic Club on the “Contribution of Science to Peace” from the UN perspective, Geneva, June 2014 Audio
  • Strategic Overviews – Respect for IP (International IP Enforcement Summit 2014 (London, June 11, 2014) Video, WIPO DG address to the International IP Enforcement Summit 2014, new window Video
  • Challenges for International Organizations and Multilateralism – Lakshman Kadirgamar Memorial Oration 2013, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (Colombo, November 13, 2013)
  • Address to WIPO Assemblies 2013 (Geneva, September 23, 2013) Video, Opening of the 2013 Assemblies Video
  • Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property PDF, Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property – University of Melbourne (August 22, 2013) Video, Re-Thinking the Role of Intellectual Property, new window Video
  • Statement at the 64th Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) (Geneva, March 29, 2011)
  • Address to National Press Club, Australia   (Canberra, August 4, 2009)
  • Global Financial Crisis and Economic Outlook: Global Think Tank Summit – China Center for International Economic Exchanges (Beijing, July 3, 2009)
  • Annual Spring Conference – Danish Patent and Trademark Office (Copenhagen, May 14, 2009) Audio, Annual Spring Conference, Copenhagen 2009 Audio

Patents, innovation

Copyright, creative industries

Trademarks, designs, geographical indications

Dispute resolution

  • WIPO Conference: 10 Years UDRP – What's Next? (Geneva, October 12, 2009)Video, WIPO Conference: 10 Years UDRP, Geneva 2009Video

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