AGEPI participates in the 56th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO

10/04/2016

The Moldovan delegation led by Andrei Popa, Deputy Director General of the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI), participates in the 56th Series of Meeting of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), held from 3 to 11 October in Geneva, Switzerland.

The delegation of the Republic of Moldova also included the H.E. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Swiss Confederation, Permanent Representative of the Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the UN Office Tudor Ulianovschi, Diana Stici, Head of Legal Department, AGEPI and Dina Gasco, Head of Economy, Accounting and Audit Division, AGEPI.

In the current series of meetings, representatives of the 189 WIPO Member States were invited to participate in solving the problems that the intellectual property system faces at present and approve a number of documents vital for the operation of the Organization. There will also be tracked the general trends of development in perspective of the World Intellectual Property Organization and will be addressed pressing problems facing the bodies and unions administered by WIPO at present.

At the same time, according to the meeting agenda, the regional groups and Member States of WIPO will provide information with respect to the topics included in the agenda and their priorities with respect to the development and consolidation of the international, regional and national intellectual property protection system.

The 56th series of annual meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization was opened by WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry, who noted the increased interest in intellectual property worldwide. Francis Gurry reported excellent results of the Organization’s global intellectual property services over the past year and pointed out that the greatest challenge that WIPO faces is “complexity”, given the role of intellectual property in a world in which value resides in intellectual assets and technology, and in which innovation is developing at accelerating speeds.

The Moldovan delegation has aligned itself with the statement of the Regional Group of Countries of Central Europe and the Baltic States, of which part it is, appreciating the work done by the WIPO Secretariat and Member States in ensuring the political and financial stability of the organization, the efforts to further improve institutional governance and registration systems administered by WIPO etc.

The representatives of the Republic of Moldovan in the General Assembly of WIPO mentioned the achievements and priorities of our country to strengthen the national system of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Republic of Moldova’s statement was presented to the audience on the first day of the meeting by H.E. Ambassador Tudor Ulianovschi.

Full statement by the Director General of WIPO can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ycFfaDcEf4&feature=youtu.be.