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63rd Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO ends

63rd Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO ends

Submitted by Efua Halm on Fri, 22/07/2022 - 14:00

The Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO (63rd session), which started on July 14, ended today, July 22 at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva.

Highlights of the event included:

- July 19, 2022: First-Ever WIPO Global Awards - WIPO’s new Global Awards program, which recognizes exceptional enterprises and individuals using intellectual property (IP) to make a positive impact at home and abroad, celebrated small and medium-sized enterprises from China, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore who are the first-ever winners of the prestigious Award. The Director General, Mr. Daren Tang, handed trophies to representatives of the five winners (in alphabetical order): Hydraloop from the Netherlands, Lucence of Singapore, Raycan from China, Shylon from China, and Japan-based Splink.

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- July 21, 2022: WIPO Member States Approving Diplomatic Conferences for Two Proposed Accords - the first proposed Diplomatic Conference is expected to focus on an international agreement on the protection of designs across borders and the second, a pact related to intellectual property (IP), genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. Following years of negotiations, the WIPO General Assembly decided to move to diplomatic conferences - or dedicated negotiating rounds where agreements may be concluded - no later than 2024, for each of the draft agreements.

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