Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Voting today on the new DG of the WIPO

Following up on an earlier post on the process of electing the new Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (and their plans to increase accountability and transparency within the Organization), a quick post to note that the vote takes place today, when the field has been "dramatically" narrowed down to three candidates, from Australia, Brazil and Pakistan.

Indeed, you can follow all the action live here, on the excellent Intellectual Property Watch website.

GAL doesn't get much more exciting than this...


Australian candidate Francis Gurry has been elected as the new Director General of the WIPO. You can find his presentation here; and his responses to questions put by the IP Watch website, including his intentions for changing the internal management, staffing and procedures of the Organization, here.

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