After Years At Stalemate, WIPO Brokers Deal

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Negotiators from 93 member nations of the World Intellectual Property Organization have agreed on recommendations to bring to the WIPO general assembly in September, a long-awaited success for an organization that has drawn harsh criticism for several years.

“I am delighted with the positive outcome of these discussions. The breakthrough achieved on a number of difficult issues is testimony to the collective political will of negotiators to make meaningful progress and move these discussions forward,” said Kamil Idris, Director General of WIPO.

“This process and the...
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