Four candidates, including Gurry, to run for WIPO leadership
Four candidates will run for the Director General post at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), including the current Director General, Australian Francis Gurry.
The other three candidates whose
received by the deadline at 5pm Geneva time today
were Geoffrey Onyeama from
Nigeria, Jüri Seilenthal from Estonia, and Alfredo Suescum
speculation from some IP professionals that WIPO deputy
director general Jim Pooley of the US might be in the running,
he was not on the list.
One of the candidates will be
nominated in March 2014 by the WIPO Coordination Committee,
made up of representatives from 83 member states. The winning
candidate will then be appointed by the WIPO General assembly
The selection of the director
general is governed by WIPO’s