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Friday, 30 May 2008

What's happening at WIPO?


The IPKat was intrigued to read earlier this week (see here, here and here) of mysterious goings-on at WIPO, involving the apparent removal of diplomatic immunity from a number of employees and police investigators entering WIPO headquarters in Geneva to take DNA samples.

All this apparently has something to do with an alleged smear campaign relating to the director general elect, Francis Gurry. Whether it also has anything to do with the various allegations (still unproven either way) against the current head Kamil Idris, is unknown. More than this, the IPKat would not like to comment. What he would, however, like to know is why Intellectual Property Watch, which is usually the closest to WIPO goings-on, has so far said nothing about it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

----- gives a whole new meaning and a new synonym:

DNA sampling = smear campaign

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