Aussie head of WIPO named to second term
AFP · 6 Mar 2014, 23:21
Published: 06 Mar 2014 23:21 GMT+01:00
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The World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) coordination committee nominated Gurry, 62, by consensus.
It said in a statement he will be confirmed in his new, six-year mandate as director general when the body's general assembly meets May 8th-9th.
Gurry, who easily saw off rivals from Estonia, Nigeria and Panama, said the intellectual property issues the agency dealt with were "challenging" but also "with great opportunities".
The 186-member WIPO handles intellectual property matters and settles disputes involving patents, copyright, trademarks and website domain names.