Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Another Korean official named to senior post at U.N. IPR agency

GENEVA, Nov. 2 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean government official has been nominated for a senior position in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), becoming the first Korean to rise to the agency's higher echelon, the country's representative here said Wednesday.

Kim Jong-an, 52, a former trademark examiner of the Intellectual Property Tribunal of Korea, was nominated to be the director for the International Trademarks Promotion in the Brands and Designs Sector of the WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to a desirable international intellectual property system, according to the South Korean mission in Geneva.

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