Visit to Washington DC

Marco M. Alemán, the current Director of the Patent Law Division of WIPO, is running for the position of Director General of WIPO. As part of his campaign, Marco visited Washington, D.C. in January 2020. During his trip, Marco met with officials from the State Department, the USPTO, the Copyright Office, and various Embassies. Marco also visited Federal Judges, the Chamber of Commerce, IP associations and students and professors at the American University. Marco will continue his travels as the election progresses. On March 5 and 6, WIPO’s Coordination Committee will elect the new DG, and on May 7 and 8, Extraordinary Sessions of the General Assembly, the Paris Union Assembly, and the Berne Union Assembly will take place to appoint the new Director-General

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