Artfi Welcomes Francis Gurry, Internationally Renowned Intellectual Property Expert as Advisor
Dubai, Date. Artfi, an art technology company, is a leading innovator on a mission to democratize the $1.7 trillion fine art market and is thrilled to announce the addition of Francis Gurry to its advisory board. With his distinguished career and unparalleled expertise in intellectual property and innovation, Gurry brings a wealth of knowledge to the company.
Gurry’s remarkable career spans various influential positions, showcasing his dedication to fostering innovation and intellectual property on a global scale. Most notably, he served as the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from October 2008 to September 2020. During his tenure, Gurry spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives that significantly enhanced WIPO’s role as a catalyst for global intellectual property systems.
Under Gurry’s visionary leadership, WIPO achieved remarkable milestones, including a 50% increase in revenue, reaching CHF 480 million. He oversaw the expansion of global IP systems, the successful negotiation of three new treaties, and the establishment of key partnerships that positively impacted the intellectual property landscape. His leadership was instrumental in moving WIPO towards digital platforms for internal management and services, further enhancing the organization’s efficiency and accessibility.
Gurry’s exceptional contributions extended beyond his role at WIPO as he holds the esteemed position of Strategic Advisor to IPH Limited, showcasing his continued dedication to shaping the intellectual property landscape.
His influence also extends to academia, where he is the Honorary Dean of the Shanghai International College of Intellectual Property of Tongji University and Vice Chair of the World Internet Conference Board (Wuzhen Summit). His scholarly contributions include writing the acclaimed textbook Gurry on Confidential Information and co-authoring a casebook on international intellectual property.
“We are honored to welcome Francis Gurry to our advisory board,” said Asif Kamal, CEO of Artfi. “His unparalleled expertise and visionary leadership in intellectual property and innovation align perfectly with Artfi’s mission to push the boundaries of fine art and technology. We are excited to leverage Gurry’s insights as we continue to drive innovation in the ever-evolving Web3 landscape.”
Gurry’s involvement with Artfi marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey, promising new horizons and opportunities for growth. With his guidance, Artfi is poised to further revolutionize the creative technology sector, fueling innovation and driving transformative change.
About Artfi: Artfi is an art technology company on a mission to democratize the $1.7 trillion fine art market and redefine fine art ownership. By harnessing the power of NFTs and blockchain technology, Artfi allows collectors to own a stake in sought-after works of art.
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