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Vietnam attends WIPO Assemblies’ meetings

Geneva , September 23 (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung is leading a delegation to the 54th series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), which kicked off in Geneva , Switzerland on September 22.

In his opening speech, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry attributed the organisation’s strong financial health to steady growth in the global intellectual property systems such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Madrid System for trademarks and the Hague System for designs.

He pledged to continue bringing into play achievements gained over the past six years in WIPO’s core programmes, including global intellectual property services, policy-making, capacity building and technical infrastructure.

The director general also stressed the need for quick ratifications of international treaties to convert commitments into reality.

The Vietnamese official is scheduled to deliver a speech at the event and meet with Gurry to share Vietnam ’s stances on building the world intellectual property system in the time ahead.

WIPO is the global forum for the promotion of intellectual property (IP) policy, services, information and cooperation. As a specialised agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 187 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society’s evolving needs.

It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes, as well as delivers capacity-building programmes to help developing countries benefit from using IP, and provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.

This year’s meetings will last until September 30.