World Intellectual Property Organization

Marie-Françoise Marais

President, Haute autorité pour la diffusion des œuvres et la protection des droits sur Internet (HADOPI), Paris

Mrs Marais is specialized in intellectual property. She is justice at the French Court of cassation, and vice-president of the Council for Literacy and Artistic Property (CSPLA). She is also president of the National Employees Inventions Commission (CNIS) and member of Commission review of business practices (CEPC).

Mrs Marais is graduated from the French Magistracy National School. She begins her career as a judge before becoming President of the 1st chamber in the High Court of Nanterre. In 1993 she
becomes president of the 4th chamber of the Appeal Court of Paris, specialized in intellectual property matters. Since 2003, she is justice of the 1st chamber at the French Court of Cassation.

From 2007 to 2009, she was a member of the Regulatory Authority for Technical Measures (ARMT), before being appointed president of the Hadopi by the Court of cassation.

 

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