Last Tuesday, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry gave a lecture to a packed auditorium of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) students discussing competition, access to knowledge and the role of libraries in the future.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry during a visit to Mykolas Romeris University Photo Vidūnas Gelumbauskas

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