Webinar: Trade Secrets with Dr Francis Gurry

News  \  16 Oct 2023

Registrations are now open for an upcoming webinar with former WIPO Director General Dr Francis Gurry, who will share his insights on trade secrets and the value of confidential information for businesses today, exploring several key issues and global trends relating to trade secrets.

Webinar name: Trade secrets: Confidential Information in the Current World
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm NZDT
Presenter: Dr. Francis Gurry, former Director General of WIPO

Available evidence suggests that trade secrets have grown in importance over the past two decades. This increased importance results from the volume of valuable business and technical information generated by the use of IT, the reliance on partners in supply chains and other forms of international collaboration, the increased mobility of skilled personnel, and some perceived shortcomings in the effectiveness of patent protection. 

To explore this topic further, we’re delighted to invite you to join IPH Strategic Advisor and former Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, Dr Francis Gurry, at a webinar in which he will discuss key issues and global trends relating to trade secrets, including:

  • the legal principles applicable to trade secret protection;
  • differences in national approaches; and
  • practical measures for safeguarding trade secrets that emerge from cases.

If you're unable to attend the webinar please register your details below, and a recording will be sent to your inbox after the event.

About Dr Francis Gurry

Having served as the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from October 2008 to September 2020, Francis Gurry is one of the world’s leading authorities on intellectual property matters. WIPO is a self-funding agency of the United Nations and the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information, and cooperation.

Francis first joined WIPO in 1985. He is an Australian lawyer with a PHD from the University of Cambridge and is an honorary professor of and holds honorary doctorates from universities in a number of countries.

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