Mr. Marco Aleman Being Appointed As Assistant Director-General in WIPO
Mr. Marco Matias Aleman has IFIA’s special congratulations on his new appointment at the world intellectual property organization.
We hope that by having him as the WIPI Assistant Director-General and The New IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector, the invention society would gain a lot. Because of Mr. Aleman’s previous cooperation with the federation, we are glad that someone acquainted with intellectual property is in charge. Formerly, as the Director of The Patent Law Division, Mr. Aleman and The Federation of Inventors’ Associations had effective collaboration, and we hope that this would go on to a new level because of the promotion. As a result, we will make a better and safer environment for inventors and innovators.
As a World Intellectual Property Organization official, Mr. Aleman has been assisting countries in different regions throughout the world in drafting their intellectual property laws and policies, as well as leading the work of a WIPO’s essential substantive division, the Patent Law Division.
Mr. Aleman has been working for WIPO during the last 22 years, initially as a Senior Program Officer, Cooperation for Developments for Latin American and the Caribbean; then as the Deputy Director, Division for Public Policy and Development; Deputy Director, Patent Law Division and currently as the Director, Patent Law Division. During these years, he helped IFIA reach many of its goals in the related subjects and had a good relationship with the federation. After all, he is now chosen to be The Assistant Director-General and IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector.
He has contributed to intellectual property developments at the multilateral level, i.e., on the work conducted at the Committee on IP and Development (CDIP) on patent-related flexibilities. As well as regarding the international norm-setting work of the Standing Committee of the Law of Patents (SCP), where he has been acting as its Secretary since 2013, and on the promotion and implementation of multilateral treaties in the field of patents, namely, the Paris Convention (PC), the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), and the Budapest Treaty (BT).
After all, The International Federation of Inventors’ Association hopes that Mr. Marco Matias Aleman would help IFIA promoting the invention culture and protect intellectual property rights with all his academic skills and practical experience.