WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomes the UK Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

May 18, 2011

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Francis Gurry, welcomed the publication today of Digital Opportunity, the Review of Intellectual Property and Growth prepared by Professor Ian Hargreaves.  “The Review succeeds in being both thought-provoking and realistic”, Mr. Gurry said, adding that he thought that the Review would “be influential well beyond the United Kingdom in developing responses to the many challenges confronting intellectual property.  The Recommendations of Professor Hargreaves deserve very careful consideration by all those interested in ensuring that intellectual property continues to perform its role of promoting innovation, cultural dynamism and economic growth in a world of rapidly changing technological, economic and geopolitical realities.”