CICTE takes part in World Intellectual Property Organization Assembly

A delegation from the Scientific and Technological Research Council (CICTE) led by Felipe Esono Ekomo Director Genera for International Cooperation and including Estefania Sabina Abeme Director General for Intellectual Property Charged with Brands and Patents is currently in Switzerland to represent our country and also present the action of the Government of Equatorial Guinea in matters regarding intellectual property and the cultural heritage of peoples.

In Geneva the Equatoguinean delegation has since 30th September been meeting the over one thousand delegates from the 192 member States of the WIPO within the framework of the 59th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of this United Nations organisation which this year is taking place from 30th September to 9th October in the Geneva headquarters.

The participants are looking at various topics in particular the challenge of the transformation of intellectual property into a tool within the policy of economic development aided by the technological impulse within the context of a globalised world.

CICTE has highlighted the fact that one of the challenges facing all national and regional offices for intellectual property and the WIPO itself is the growing management in the demand for qualifications which implies fresh contributions and guarantees together with adequate effective administration in the management of new requests.

During the work of the WIPO Annual Assembly the CICTE delegation has a schedule including meetings with other delegations from friendly countries and subregional organisations mainly the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI) the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the WIPO Technical Office for Africa.

The WIPO is one of the specialist bodies within the United Nations System which presents a positive balance in its economic management. Its actions cover various areas of human activity in particular the promotion of intellectual property within the framework of inter African cooperation the promotion of cultural creativity and an increase in scientific innovation in the service of people particularly for developing States.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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