Press Room Archive 2007

WIPO Presents Two Awards at Geneva Inventions Fair (PR/2007/488)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presented on Friday evening, April 20, 2007, two awards to inventors at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions as part of the Organization’s commitment to promoting innovation and recognition of inventors worldwide.

WIPO and KIPO Present Multimedia Tool for Smes at Geneva Inventions Fair (PR/2007/487)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) will present Intellectual Property (IP) Panorama, an interactive and user-friendly multimedia product which provides business-oriented explanations of different aspects of intellectual property (IP) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), at the 35th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products of Geneva, from April 18 to 22, 2007.

Sudanese University Honors WIPO Director General (UPD/2007/291)

The University of Al Gezira presented on April 2, 2007 an honorary doctorate degree to the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Kamil Idris, for his contribution to the promotion of intellectual property as a tool for economic, social and cultural development.

WIPO and Egyptian Institute for Diplomatic Studies Sign MOU (PR/2007/486)

Dr. Kamil Idris, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Dr. Walid Abdelnasser, the Director of the Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in Geneva on March 28, 2007.

WIPO Director General Pledges Continued Support to Bulgaria (PR/2007/485)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Kamil Idris, met on March 28, 2007 with senior Bulgarian officials to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations, in particular in the field of copyright.

A Global Network of IP Academies Launched in Brazil to Boost IP Education (UPD/2007/290)

A global network of academies dedicated to the teaching of intellectual property (IP) was launched at a meeting convened by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Institute of Industrial Property Office (INPI) of Brazil earlier this month in Rio de Janeiro.

Singapore is First to Ratify Key International Trademark Treaty (PR/2007/484)

Singapore became the first state to ratify a new international treaty on trademarks, concluded less than one year ago under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and which bears the country’s name in recognition of it having hosted the final round of negotiations that led to the Treaty’s adoption.

WIPO and Kellogg School of Management Offer Executive Program on Intellectual Property Management in the Biotech Sector (PR/2007/483)

To meet the growing demand for high quality intellectual property management executive programs, the Worldwide Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has teamed up with the Kellogg School of Management - a leading business school - to offer an executive program "Biotechnology: Strategies for Management of Intellectual Property."

WIPO Director General Receives High Level International Publishers Delegation (PR/2007/482)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Kamil Idris, met on March 21, 2007 with a high level delegation of the International Publishers Association, an organization that promotes the interests of book and journal publishers world-wide, and agreed on strengthening cooperation between WIPO and the IPA at both the global and regional levels.

WIPO Director General Meets ASEAN Secretary General (PR/2007/481)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Dr. Kamil Idris, met on March 20, 2007 with the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mr. Ong Keng Yong, to review cooperation activities and discuss the best ways through which ASEAN member countries can capitalize on the intellectual property system to promote development and economic growth.