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The World Intellectual Property Organization has nominated Francis Gurry, a national of Australia, to become the next director general of WIPO. Gurry will have to be appointed by the WIPO General Assembly at its next meeting scheduled for Sept. 22-30 in Geneva.
 
Gurry would become the fourth director general of WIPO, following Georg Bodenhausen of the Netherlands (1970-1973); Arpad Bogsch of the United States (1973-1997); and Kamil Idris of Sudan (1997-2008).
 

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