Francis Gurry led WIPO as Director General from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2020.

WIPO Information Meeting on Intellectual Property Financing


Note: All links to the biographies are in PDF format.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
09.00 - 09.10

Welcome address by:

    Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva  audio
09.10 - 10.00

Theme 1: Overview of Intellectual Property Financing

Moderator: Ms. Lucinda Longcroft, Senior Legal Officer, Copyright and Related Rights Sector, WIPO

Speaker:  Mr. Lorin Brennan, Special Counsel, Independent Film and Television Alliance, Gray Matter, LLC, Los Angeles, United States of America [PPT]

10.00 - 10.45

Theme 2: IP Financing in the Field of Trademarks

Moderator: Mr. Ernesto Rubio, Assistant Director General, Sector of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications, WIPO

Case study of Malaysia
Speaker: Mr. Jern Ern Chuah, Chief Executive Officer, Advanz Fidelis Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [PPT]

Case study of brand franchising
Speaker: Mr. Ronald Crawford, IP and Brand Protection Manager, Arsenal Football Club Plc, London, United Kingdom [PPT]

10.45 - 11.00 Q&A / Discussion
11.00 - 11.45

Theme 3: IP Financing in the Field of Patents

Moderator: Ms.Tomoko Miyamoto, Head, Patent Law Section, Patent Division, WIPO

Case study of Israel
Speaker: Ms. Renee Ben-Israel, Vice President Intellectual Property, Yissum Technology Transfer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel [PPT]

Case study of biotechnology industry
Speaker: Mr. Iain C. Shirlaw, Director, Active Investment Partners, Beith, Scotland, United Kingdom [PPT] [DOC]

11.45 - 12.30

Theme 4: IP Financing in the Field of Copyright

Moderator: Ms. Lucinda Longcroft

Case study of Nigeria
Speaker: Mr. Dayo Ogunyemi, Partner, 234 Media Partners, Lagos, Nigeria [PPT]

Case study of software
Speaker: Ms. Leianne Crittenden, Chief Counsel Oracle Financing Division, Oracle Corporation, Inc., Redwood Shores, United States of America [PPT]

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00

Theme 5: Financial institutions’ perspective of IP financing

Moderator: Mr. Yoshiyuki Takagi, Executive Director, Global IP Infrastructure Department, WIPO

Speaker: Ms. Megan Deane, Deputy Managing Director, Ex-Im Bank, Kingston, Jamaica [PPT]

Speaker: Ms. Helena Tenório Veiga de Almeida, Head of Policy Design Department, Coordinator, Intangible Assets Evaluation Program, Brazilian Development Bank, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [PPT]

15.00 - 15.30 Q & A / Discussion
15.30 - 17.00

Theme 6: International policy development on IP financing

Moderator: Mr. Michael Keplinger, Deputy Director General, Copyright and Related Rights Sector, WIPO

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions and current work on security interests in IP rights
Speaker: Mr. Spiros Bazinas, Secretary, Working Group VI, UNCITRAL, Vienna, Austria [PPT]

Speaker: Professor Neil Cohen, Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, New York, United States of America [PPT]

Current law reform of personal property securities law in Australia
Speaker: Mr. Robert Patch, Principal Legal Officer, Personal Property Securities Branch, Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra, Australia [PPT]

17.00 - 17.30

Q & A and discussion on future activities

Moderator: Mr. Michael Keplinger

17.30 Closing