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

WIPO Launches Online Dashboard to Monitor Operations

Geneva, April 15, 2020
PR/2020/849

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today unveiled a new online dashboard that allows member state representatives and other stakeholders to monitor the Organization's operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new, web-based and publicly available, WIPO Crisis Management Dashboard will provide a view of the evolution of WIPO’s global intellectual property (IP) services and its financial performance on a month‑by‑month basis.

I am happy to see that the new WIPO Crisis Management Dashboard shows a successful immediate response to the Covid-19 pandemic by WIPO, whose personnel has quickly adapted to new remote-working arrangements and kept our international IP and other systems operating at near full capacity during this crisis.

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry

Dashboard indicators include monthly filings in WIPO's international systems for patents, trademarks and industrial designs, which provide over 92% of the Organization's revenues and form the financial foundation of the Organization. The dashboard will also provide indicators on financial performance and productivity.

"Like businesses everywhere, WIPO is implementing its crisis response to the Covid-19 pandemic. But as an international organization and United Nations specialized agency, we have an extra obligation to real-time transparency as we adjust our operations during this emergency," said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.

At the time of release, the dashboard shows that the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system, the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks and the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs and the related financial services are operating at or above 90% productivity.  It also shows that WIPO’s corporate IT services and infrastructure are fully operational, permitting remote working conditions for the majority of WIPO’s workforce.

In a recent global broadcast, Mr. Gurry reported on record results for the Organization's global IP services, treaty-adherence activity and revenues in 2019.

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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. A specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 193 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society's evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It delivers capacity-building programs to help developing countries benefit from using IP. And it provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.

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