WIPO Opens New External Office in Algeria

February 26, 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has opened an External Office in Algeria as the Organization’s first overseas representation on the African continent.

Photo: Courtesy of UNDP, Algiers

On February 25, 2019, Secretary General of Algeria’s Ministry of Industry and Mines, Kheireddine Medjoubi, handed a set of office keys to the WIPO Algeria Office Director Mohamed Saleck Ahmed Ethmane.

WIPO’s Algeria Office is the Organization’s sixth External Office, joining those in Brazil, China, Japan, Russia and Singapore.

WIPO’s External Offices are designed to promote access for member states and other stakeholders to the Organization’s Intellectual Property (IP) services that help innovators and creators protect and promote their products in export markets.

WIPO’s growing member states approved a network of External Offices to help the Organization deliver its program activities, including development-related undertakings such as capacity building, in the countries and regions where the offices exist.