WIPO Head Lied About His Age: Report

Law360, New York (February 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization reportedly lied about his age to get his first job at WIPO and also to move his way up the organizational ladder more quickly.

According to an internal WIPO investigation that was leaked to Intellectual Property Watch, Kamil Idris repeatedly signed documents showing his birth date as Aug. 26, 1945, nine years earlier than his actual birth date.

Idris allegedly changed his birth date for the first time in 1982 when applying for his first job at...
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