WIPO: New Extended Customer Service Hours

WIPO: New Extended Customer Service Hours


WIPO is now providing round-the-clock customer service in order to further improve its responsiveness to all its stakeholders, From August 14, 2012, all calls made to the WIPO switchboard (+41 22 338 9111) outside Geneva working hours (Monday to Friday; 08.00 – 18.00 CET) will automatically be redirected to one of the WIPO external offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, or New York. Multilingual staff in these offices will provide first line assistance and will ensure that the inquiry is followed up by the relevant division in itsGeneva headquarters.

The round-the-clock call-answering service enhances the existing services offered by a dedicated team in Geneva – the Customer Service Center – which was launched in October 2010. The Customer Service Center responds to general questions by telephone or email; receives customer feedback; and channels specific enquiries to the most appropriate specialized WIPO information service or individual expert.

(Source: WIPO)

People watch

It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.