Posts Tagged: francis gurry


WIPO Prepares to Elect New Director General

There are 10 candidates declared to succeed Francis Gurry as WIPO Director General, when he retires in September this year after serving two six-year terms. One of them …
By James Nurton
12 days ago 0

WIPO Report—Innovation Is Increasingly Collaborative and International

Innovative activity is more collaborative and transnational, but also focused on a few large clusters in a few countries. These are among the findings in the latest …
By James Nurton
2 months ago 12

Whistleblowers testify on on alleged Gurry abuses at WIPO to House Foreign Affairs Committee

The third witness at the House foreign affairs subcommittee hearing was Matthew Parish, legal counsel to WIPO Staff Council. He testified on behalf of WIPO Staff Council …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 3

The Need for Accountability at the World Intellectual Property Organization

Based on my experience I can report to you that the vast majority of the people at WIPO are competent, dedicated and deliver as required, many of …
By James Pooley
4 years ago 1

WIPO Member States ask UN to Investigate Francis Gurry

The intellectual property community has become familiar with scandals over the last decade as well, although nothing that rivals the audacity of the reported FIFA scandal to …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

Despite Scandals Francis Gurry Gets Second Term at WIPO

WIPO is an agency of the United Nations, so I suppose a Gurry reappointment was to be expected. After all, the UN is poised to declare that …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 12

Threats and Censorship WIPO Style

It is utterly incomprehensible that an agency of the United Nations would threaten a journalist with criminal prosecution and personal civil liability for providing information contained in …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 15

WIPO Deputy Director Alleges Gurry Misconduct

ARTICLE REMOVED —   On April 11, 2014, I was contacted by Legal Counsel for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The communication alleged that publication of a complaint of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

WIPO Meets to Begin Selection of Next Director General

We are now down to crunch time in the selection process for Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). During meetings held May 8 – 9, 2014, the General …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Will Scandal Cost Francis Gurry a Second Term at WIPO?

There is a lot at stake as WIPO picks its next Director General. Gurry himself replaced a WIPO Director General mired in scandal, and the WIPO mission …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

WIPO Watch: Is there a conspiracy against Francis Gurry?

If this is a conspiracy to bring down Gurry it is one that includes a bipartisan group of highly experienced and very well respected Members of Congress. …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Why is Australia Re-Nominating Francis Gurry to Head WIPO?

A source with knowledge close to the situation has also told me that "there will be other shoes to drop; the DNA episode is not the last." …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 6

DNA Scandal Raises Pressure on WIPO Director General

Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), finds himself in a precarious position this week as news has surfaced about a bizarre …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

WIPO Director General Says its Time for Legal Digital Marketplace

Looking forward to an intermediate and longer-term horizon, Gurry explained that Member States should seize the moment to work toward establishing a legal global digital marketplace to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

WIPO Member States Meet in Geneva Amid Internal Unrest

The friction between Pooley and Gurry has been something of an open secret. While not widely reported, as far as I can tell Wegner is accurate when …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 10