Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.
Celebrating Twenty Years of the WIPO Academy
Over the last 20 years, the Academy has continuously worked to build human capacity in intellectual property (IP), ultimately creating a community through its alumni and partners.
On this occasion, the Academy would like to extend its gratitude to all members of its community – from partners to participants – for their support and enthusiasm towards IP education.
The Academy in your words
Fernando dos Santos, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
Masashi Nemoto, Director, International Cooperation Division, Japan Patent Office
Kerry Faul, Head, National Intellectual Property Management Office, South Africa
Hyunseok Lim, Director, Patent Examination Division, Korean Intellectual Property Office
Adel El-saaed Oweida, President, Egyptian Patent Office
Josephine Santiago, Director General, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines
Alessandro Enrico Cogo, Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Turin
Cristian Florescu, Head, International Department, Romanian Office for Copyright
The Academy in numbers
The Academy has welcomed more than half a million students since its establishment in 1998.
Participants by gender