Belarus and WIPO cooperation intensified in recent years

4 november 2020


On 3 November, 2020 the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Yury Ambrazevich, met with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Daren Tang, at WIPO headquarters. 

Yury Ambrazevich congratulated Daren Tang on his appointment as the head of WIPO and outlined the practical importance of cooperation between Belarus and WIPO on issues related to the intellectual property protection. 

During the meeting, the parties positively noted the significant development of WIPO interaction with Belarus in recent years and confirmed the mutual readiness to expand cooperation with an emphasis on supporting innovation, commercializing intellectual property, as well as developing IP arbitration system in Belarus. 

For reference. On 22 October 2020, Belarus joined WIPO Marrakesh Treaty on Access to Published Works as a practical step of our country to ensure rights of visually impaired persons. The State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the National Center of Intellectual Property are working on Belarus accession to WIPO Hague Agreement, which will allow to become a full-fledged participant of the international system for registration of industrial designs. WIPO provides practical assistance to Belarus in developing the national intellectual property system. 

Sourced from MFA of Belarus.

Photo: MFA of Belarus