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Telecoms Firms Lead WIPO International Patent Filings (PR/2015/774)

Three telecoms giants from China and the United States led international patent filing activity via WIPO in 2014, a fifth consecutive record-breaking year amid overall growth in the Organization’s global intellectual property services.

United States of America, Japan Join International Design System (PR/2015/772)

The United States of America and Japan have joined the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, adding two of the world’s biggest economies to a WIPO-administered registry that supports creators worldwide.

Fifty-Fourth WIPO Assemblies End (PR/2014/769)

WIPO member states closed their Assemblies meetings late Tuesday after working through a full slate of activities including confirmation of a new senior management team and inauguration of a recently constructed conference hall.

WIPO Confirms New Senior Management Team (PR/2014/768)

WIPO member states endorsed on Friday proposals by Director General Francis Gurry for a new senior management team, consisting of four deputy directors general and four assistant directors general.

WIPO Inaugurates New Conference Hall (PR/2014/767)

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, high-level members of the Swiss and Geneva governments, and the international intellectual property (IP) community inaugurated WIPO’s new conference hall Monday evening in a celebration that transformed the speakers’ dais into a soundstage featuring globally renowned musicians.

WIPO Director General Outlines Second Mandate Priorities (PR/2014/766)

WIPO Director Francis Gurry pledged on Monday to continue to build on the successes achieved over the past six years in the Organization’s core programs – global intellectual property services, policy-making, capacity building, and technical infrastructure.