MEETING WITH FRANCIS GURRY, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga met Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on October 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland.
President Battulga expressed satisfaction with the outcome of Mongolia’s cooperation with the WIPO and discussed introduction of new technologies in SMEs, support to initiatives and innovations of young minds, and access to information on patent acquisition for innovations. The President spoke about the distribution of low-emission stoves in Mongolia in recent years and the current discussion on distributing smoke-filtering chimneys, while expressing his wish to know whether if patent rights had been already granted to similar products.
For his part, Director General Francis Gurry expressed pleasure with cooperating with Mongolia in all areas and decided to organize workshops on how to access the WIPO database and how to put intellectual property to economic use in Mongolia. The Director General also appreciated the productive cooperation between the WIPO and the Intellectual Property Office of Mongolia as a result of which intellectual property registration was automated.
Following the meeting, President Battulga familiarized with the functions of the WIPO, inquiring about information related to Mongolia. Mongolia was ranked 53rd in the 2018 Global Innovation Index.