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China Attempting to Gain Hegemony Over the Global Patent Watchdog

By Rohail Saleem  /  17 hours ago China’s nominee for the leadership of the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Wang Binying – is one of only two favorite candidates that are vying for the prestigious post. Beijing’s bid, however, has drawn biting criticism from competing quarters, including the U.S., where the move is seen as China’s attempt to gain sweeping influence over the global intellectual property structure.The Geneva-based WIPO currently has 193 members and plays a vital role in not only monitoring a comprehensive patents repository but also in formulating rules pertaining to the global intellectual property structure.Coronavirus Fear Lingers as Alibaba Posts Solid EarningsVoting via secret ballot commenced on Wednesday within WIPO’s 83-member Coordinating Committee that will choose a nominee for confirmation by the U.N.’s General Assembly in May 2020. Apart from China’s Wang Binying, Singapore’s Daren Tang is also a favorite candidate for WIPO’s…