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Cuba and UN Officials Discuss Industrial Property

Geneva, October 16 (RHC-PL) -- Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, America Santos, and the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Francis Gurry, held a working meeting in Geneva on Thursday. The exchange took place in the context of the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which was held October 5th to the 14th.

Gurry acknowledged the role played by Cuba in the works of the Organization, and stressed the work of the Cuban Industrial Property Office (CIPO) in the development of the national industrial property system in different sectors of economy and society.

He highlighted the importance of strengthening the use of industrial property system, inserted to the national economic development, and reiterated WIPO's willingness to continue cooperating with Cuba through initiatives and projects of mutual interest.

On the other hand, Santos acknowledged the cooperation provided by the Organization in the creation of capacities from the main actors of the National Industrial Property System, through training programs of the WIPO Academy, national masters and workshops.

The meeting was also attended by WIPO general assistant director, Mario Matus; and main manager of the Program of the Economic Development Office for Latin America and the Caribbean at WIPO; Oswaldo Girones.

Anayansi Rodriguez, Cuban ambassador at the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Switzerland; and Maria de los Angeles Sanchez Torres, general director of CIPO, attended the meeting.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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