General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: GNAAU endorses Ghanaian for top intellectual property postFile photoThe African Union has unanimously endorsed a Ghanaian, Dr Edward Kwakwa, as the sole African candidate for the position of Director-General of the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). It oversees the negotiations that take place at the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore. The department also addresses how global issues such as climate change, public health, and food security affect innovation and intellectual property (IP). Dr Kwakwa was WIPO’s Legal Counsel from 2004 to 2016, and served in the Office of Legal Counsel for almost 20 years. It serves as the global forum that promotes innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries through a balanced and effective international intellectual property system.
Source: GhanaWeb February 18, 2020 18:45 UTC