IP Can Support Biodiversity
May 21, 2010
On the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry underlined the Organization’s commitment to ensuring that the intellectual property (IP) system plays a positive role in safeguarding biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components and the sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.
In this year, the International Year of Biodiversity, WIPO is organizing its first-ever Open Day on June 5, 2010 to coincide with World Environment Day. This will provide an opportunity for the Organization to showcase its activities in this area and demonstrate how its work helps contribute to human, technological and social progress. Displays will highlight the role of intellectual property in promoting sustainable innovation.
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