The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) passed a vote to elect Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Vietnam’s permanent representative to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and other international organisations, as the new Chair of the WIPO Coordination Committee during its 54th session on September 23.

Vietnam strongly supports the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in its innovative efforts to protect intellectual property worldwide and address newly arising problems, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh said in his speech at the 54th series of meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO.

He spoke highly of the coordination between WIPO member states, aiming to develop suitable strategies and projects for each individual member.

He stated that Vietnam would do its best to utilise the country’s advantages and overcome the difficulties ahead in the field of intellectual property, making way for more creative ideas and inventions.

WIPO is the global forum for the promotion of intellectual property (IP) policy, services, information and cooperation. As a specialised agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 187 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework that meets society’s evolving needs.

It provides assistance in obtaining IP rights in multiple countries, resolves disputes, delivers capacity-building programmes to help developing countries benefit from IP, and provides free access to unique knowledge banks on IP information.

This year’s series of meetings lasts until September 30.-VNA