Doing Business in WIPO

The challenges of multilateralism and the role of the private sector

December 2014


Dr Richard Williams, Partner of HGF's London office will be attending this special ICC UK event to be held in London on 10th December 2014.

Francis Gurry has led the World Intellectual Property Organization as Director General since October 2008.

Under his leadership WIPO is addressing a number of major challenges. These include: managing the stress on the international patent and copyright systems produced by rapid technological change, globalization and increased demand; reducing the knowledge gap between developed and developing countries; and ensuring that the global intellectual property system serves its fundamental purpose of encouraging creativity and innovation.