Sanctions Probe Blasts WIPO Over Iran, Korea Tech Shipments

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A report released Tuesday leveled harsh criticism at the World Intellectual Property Organization's repeated circumvention of sanction orders through shipments of computer equipment to Iran and North Korea, but found the exports were not illegal.

In an independent review of the WIPO's technical assistance program policies, external experts Stig Edqvist, a detective superintendent with the Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, and Arnold & Porter LLP partner John P. Barker recommended that the agency comply with the national laws of United Nations member countries, even if it...
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