IFIA Director Meets WIPO Director General
The WIPO Director General , Mr. Francis Gurry paid a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday and Thursday, 14 and 15 March 2018. On the first day, he held meetings with Mr. Bakir Izetbegović, member of BiH Presidency, Mr. Mirko Šarović, BiH minister for Economy and Foreign Trade, and Mr. Josip Merdžo, general director of BiH Institute for Intellectual Property. Protection of intellectual property generally and, especially, branding of autochthones agricultural products of BiH were the principal subjects of these exchanges of views.
The next day, March 15, Mr. Gurry had a meeting with the university academicians, students and professors in the Faculty of Mechanic Engineering in Sarajevo. He organized a conference titled “Intellectual Property in Modern Economy”, stressing role of branding in modern times.
As the conference finished, Mr. Husein Hujić, IFIA Director, approached Mr. Gurry expressing him welcome to Sarajevo and reminding that he had hosted and offered lunch in his WIPO “round corner restaurant” to the delegations of IFIA some years ago.
Mr. Francis Gurry expressed sincere satisfaction for that unexpected and unconventional meeting, and thanked Mr. Husein Hujić for the IFIA pencil he offered.