I will provide executive leadership to reinforce WIPO’s position within the IP community by increasing effective cooperation among Member States, deepening the interaction with IGOs and NGOs, and improving services to bring value to our users.
Marco M. Alemán
Marco has been dedicated to the protection and development of intellectual property for over 30 years. He is a dedicated expert and scholar, who is committed to understanding the changing IP climate, and has extensive experience in multilateral negotiations. Marco has assisted countries in different regions throughout the world in drafting their IP laws and policies, and he is a dedicated WIPO international civil servant helping to solve global and national issues.
“I am rooting forMarco M. Alemán, who has all the knowledge and expertise necessary to leadWorld Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO during these times of technological change and innovation.Intellectual property remains at the heart of how we leverage these changes for economic development and growth. He has demonstrated throughout his career to have the diplomacy, gravitas and understanding necessary to balance the needs of all the countries that look at WIPO for direction on this strategic field. As a Latin American and fellow Colombian, I believe it is time for our region to lead this important agency.”
Maria Alexandra Velez (COL)
Director of Latin American Government and Regulatory Affairs SBA Communications
Marco is an excellent person and prominent professional, who has worked for more than two decades in WIPO occupying important responsibilities within the organization and supporting the intellectual property systems around the world. It is a pride for all the professional who work linked to intellectual property in Latin America to have a WIPO Director General candidate like him, who is an example of what can be achieved when working with passion, dedication and commitment.
Marco is clearly the best candidate. He has more than 20 years of professional work at expert and managerial levels at WIPO; since 2013 has been Secretary of the Standing Committee of the Law of Patents at WIPO; he is a known expert on the Paris Convention (PC), the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) and the Budapest Treaty (BT); he has assisted countries in different regions throughout the world, in drafting their IP laws and policies; and he has contributed to patent-related flexibilities at the multilateral level with the work conducted at the Committee on IP and Development (CDIP), among many other of his accomplishments in IP.
IP Attorney - American University, Washington D.C. - Data, Cyberlaw, Artificial Intelligence - PIJIP -WCL
Monsieur Marco M. Alemán est sans aucun doute le meilleur candidat pour diriger l’Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle – OMPI. J’ai été invité par Monsieur Alemán à la session SCP29 du Comité permanent du droit des brevets fin 2018 à Genève et j’ai eu la chance de pouvoir partager l’expèrience de l’Institut Pasteur de Tunis en matière de transfert téchnologique devant une audience internationale prestigieuse. Hormis un background exceptionnel et une expérience reconnue sur le plan international, à la fois dans le secteur académique que privé, j’ai aussi apprècié la modestie et la gentillesse de Monsieur Alemán. En tant que tunisien, je suis fier de donner mon soutien le plus fort à Monsieur Alemán.
Oussama Ben Fadhel (TUN)
Project Manager in Technology transfer at Institut Pasteur de Tunis
I applaud WIPO’s past efforts and Marco’s future plans better to enable mankind to enhance innovation through his five elements. This third one is a key cornerstone in the globalization of IP from which all peoples would benefit . Marco’s vision to lead WIPO to enable all 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is inspiring and his third element is extremely important for our developing nations to promote and protect their IP assets.
Of Counsel, Duane Morris LLP and Retired TSMC General Counsel
As an Asian I also strongly believe that Mr. Marco M. Alemán is the best one who can lead an organization like WIPO. He has a very good understanding of how to implement IP systems and strategies in different jurisdictions in the world. Best of luck Mr. Marco.
“A historic option for Latin Americans to have, for the first time, a Spanish-speaking Director General, originally from Colombia but with half his professional life dedicated to WIPO in Geneva. For GRULAC there is no better option than the candidacy of Marco Matias Alemán.”
Jose Luis Caballero (MEX)
Socio Director en Jalife, Caballero & Asociados
“His career during the last 20 years at WIPO makes him the ‘only candidate who combines in-depth knowledge about IP issues and also demonstrates long experience in multilateral negotiations at WIPO. Marco has clear expertise in the process of administration of international treaties in different areas and in technical support to countries on different continents seeking to use the intellectual property system efficiently”
Luis F. Samper (COL)
Fundador y Presidente, 4.0 Brands, Colombia
“The best wishes for Marco Alemán to be the new Director General of WIPO and to exercise renewed leadership, with a greater balance between countries. Ibero-America has an excellent representative.”
Lorena Castellanos Penafiel (ECU)
Abogada. Derecho Internacional Económico, Propiedad Intelectual, Políticas Públicas y Derecho Constitucional.
“The long road to international leadership is built step by step. Such is the case of Marco M. Aleman and his work developed within WIPO”
Dr. Andres Barreto (COL)
Director General of the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce