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Title: URUGUAY SEEKS U.S. SUPPORT FOR CANDIDACY OF DR.

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SUBJECT: URUGUAY SEEKS U.S. SUPPORT FOR CANDIDACY OF DR. 
ERNESTO RUBIO FOR NEW TERM AS SUB-DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WORLD 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO) 
 
¶1. Embassy Montevideo received diplomatic note 990/08 
informing that Uruguay has nominated Dr. Ernesto Rubio for a 
new term as Sub-Director General of the WIPO in selections 
set to take place in Geneva beginning this month. 
 
¶2. Unofficial translation of diplomatic note text from GOU 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs follows: 
 
--Begin Unofficial Translation-- 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretariat for Political 
Affairs, Department of Multilateral Affairs presents its 
compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America 
and has the honor to make known that the Government of the 
Oriental Republic of Uruguay has presented the candidacy of 
Dr. Ernesto Rubio for a new term as Subdirector General of 
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in the 
selections that will take place in Geneva beginning in 
January 2009. 
 
The Coordination Committee of the aforementioned Organization 
will evaluate the candidacies presented for the above-named 
position. 
 
Dr. Ernesto Rubio, in his capacity as Assistant Director, 
directs the Brands Sector, Industrial Designs and Geographic 
Indications of the WIPO, which oversees 10 of the treaties 
administered by the Organization.  He has under his charge, 
among others: 
 
- Systems for International Brand Registry (Madrid Agreement 
and Protocol), Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement), and 
Denominations of Origin (Lisbon Agreement) 
- International System for the Protection of  State Emblems 
and Names and Emblems of Inter-governmental Organizations 
(Paris Convention) 
- Institutional support offered to the Assemblies of the WIPO 
and the Permanent Representative of the Organization to Brand 
Rights, Industrial Design and Geographic Indications, 
relative to the study and development of international law in 
these areas; 
- International Classifications in the subjects of brand and 
industrial design (Agreements of Nice and Locarne and the 
Vienna Accord) 
 
Under his leadership, the Brand, Industrial Design and 
Geographic Indications Sector of WIPO has assured an 
efficient administration of the international registration 
systems and has significantly improved the quality of 
services provided to commerce and industry.  Thanks to his 
capacity for general consensus, he contributed to the success 
of the negotiations which concluded with the adoption of the 
Treaty of Singapore for Brand Rights and of the Supplementary 
Resolution of that treaty in the Diplomatic Conference of 
WIPO in March 2006.  He has succeeded in ensuring that 
industry and commerce in all Member States, and in particular 
small and medium enterprises, may receive full benefit from 
the services offered by WIPO in the areas of industrial brand 
design and geographic indications.  In that sense, he has 
promoted close cooperation with developing and 
under-developed countries in Africa, Latin America and the 
Caribbean, the Arab and Asia Pacific regions with countries 
in transition in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. 
 
With the aforementioned in mind, it is obvious that Dr. 
Ernesto Rubio possesses the professional qualifications to 
continue occupying the position to which he aspires, and to 
continue working for the benefit of all WIPO member states. 
 
Taking into account the deep bonds of friendship and 
cooperation that unite our countries, the Government of the 
Oriental Republic of Uruguay would greatly value the support 
that the Government of the United States could provide for 
the aforementioned GRULAC candidacy. 
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretariat for Political 
Affairs, Department of Multilateral Affairs, takes this 
opportunity to reiterate to the Embassy of the United States 
of America the assurances of its highest consideration. 
 
Montevideo, 31 December 2008 
 
--End Unofficial Translation-- 
 
¶3. Post would appreciate Department's guidance regarding U.S. 
support of this candidate. 
 
Matthewman