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Cablegate: Accountability of Wipo Director General -French Considering

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DE RUEHFR #3892 2611314
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181314Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUCNDT/USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 2076
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS PARIS 003892

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE (TIM SMITH), IO/T (FRANZ ZICHY)
STATE ALSO FOR EEB/TPP/IPE (JOELLEN URBAN)
USEU FOR MICHELLE DASTIN-VAN RIJN
USDOC FOR USPTO (PAUL SIMON)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC WIPO KIPR FR
SUBJECT: ACCOUNTABILITY OF WIPO DIRECTOR GENERAL -FRENCH CONSIDERING
ISSUE
REF: STATE 128336

THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. PLEASE HANDLE
ACCORDINGLY.

1. (U) Econoff delivered on September 14 reftel points and nonpaper
advocating accountability for WIPO Director General to Jean-Baptiste
Mozziconacci, Head of bilateral affairs and international
cooperation at the National Institute for Industrial Property
(INPI).

2. (SBU) Mozziconacci noted previous Embassy demarches on this
issue and said he was "very aware" of the USG position regarding
Idris. Mozziconacci agreed that Idris' actions were "serious," but
he added that the situation was delicate and that the GOF would need
to discuss the matter with other EU governments before taking a
position. Mozziconacci will be attending the upcoming WIPO General
Assembly session in Geneva.

Stapleton

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