June 29, 2018

DG Azevêdo underlines critical role of IP laws in supporting growth and development

The framing and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) laws has a significant impact on global growth and development, said Director-General Roberto Azevêdo at the closing session of the IP Researchers Europe Conference held in Geneva on 29 June. He underlined that IP has a big role in particular in helping to generate the innovations that will be needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference was integrated with the annual WIPO-WTO Colloquium for IP Teachers, which brought together participants from 26 countries from 18 to 29 June.

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