A native from Paraguay, Camilo Rubiano is a lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in intellectual property and other related issues.
After graduating in 2000 from the National University of Asuncion, he was appointed Assistant Prosecutor in the IP Special Unit of the Attorney General Office, where he carried out criminal proceedings on IP infringements, mainly piracy and counterfeiting. In 2004, he was granted a WIPO scholarship to undertake a Master’s Degree in IP at the University of Turin, Italy, and a specialization in international trade law followed in 2005, before resuming his professional activities in the IP field.
In 2007, Camilo joined the International Training Centre of the ILO, in Turin, Italy, carrying out training activities in the fields of enterprise development and labour standards. In 2008, he was hired as a legal consultant in a boutique law firm specialized in the law of Internet, where he handled the portfolios of some international leading firms in the area of consumer products and carried out arbitration procedures in connection with domain names. By the end of 2009 he started working for the ILO, in Geneva, where lately his research activities are related to the labour rights of workers in the media, cultural and entertainment sectors and how these rights are hindered by competition laws.
Mr. Rubiano has since 2010 been collaborating with the Nexa Center for Internet & Society at the Turin Polytechnic on research projects. He is founder and member of the Paraguayan Institute of Copyright (IDAP), which he represents before the ALAI Executive Committee.