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CCLS and WIPO sign landmark agreement to cooperate in IP teaching and research

1 December 2014

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The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has signed a cooperation agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Professor Spyros Maniatis and Professor Duncan Matthews from CCLS attended an official signing ceremony at the headquarters of the WIPO in Geneva on Tuesday 25 November 2014. During the ceremony, Professor Maniatis and Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO, signed a cooperation agreement that will see CCLS provide expertise in IP teaching and research to support WIPO’s global activities.

WIPO is an agency of the United Nations and is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. Its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.

 

Professor Spyros Maniatis (Director of CCLS), Francis Gurry (Director General of WIPO) Photo credit: © WIPO 2014. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod

Photo credit: © WIPO 2014. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod

1: (left to right): Professor Duncan Matthews (CCLS), Professor Spyros Maniatis (Director of CCLS), Francis Gurry (Director General of WIPO), Karen Lee Rata (Head of Academic Institutions and Executive Programme, WIPO Academy), Mohamed Abderraouf Bdioui (Senior Consellor, WIPO Academy)
2: (left to right): Professor Spyros Maniatis (Director of CCLS), Francis Gurry (Director General of WIPO)

 

 

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