Carmen Paz Alvarez is senior adviser in the cabinet of the National Director of the National Institute for Industrial Property of Chile.

Lawyer by training, Carmen holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics. In connection with GIs, she is the author of a book entitled “Wine Law and Appellations of Origin” and has been involved in the Seal of Origin (Sello de Origen) program and the amendment of the Industrial Property Law of Chile which includes GIs and appellations of origin.