New WIPO Advisory Board of Judges members

July 29, 2020

WIPO is very fortunate to be guided in its work by a WIPO Advisory Board of Judges comprising distinguished jurists from around the globe who, with their rich expertise and diversity of legal, geographic and linguistic background, steer our programs to meet the real needs of judiciaries for information, exchange and capacity building.

WIPO expresses its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the inaugural Advisory Board, who generously supported the creation of WIPO’s new approach to the judicial administration of IP, and the establishment of the WIPO Judicial Institute, in 2018–2019.

WIPO is honored to announce that its work will further benefit from the contributions of the following judges who have agreed to serve on the Advisory Board from 2020:

  • Annabelle Bennett, Former Judge, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Colin Birss, Justice, High Court of England and Wales, London, United Kingdom
  • Souad El Farhaoui, Judge and Counsellor, Court of Cassation, Rabat, Morocco
  • Klaus Grabinski, Judge, Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Li Jian, Deputy Chief Judge, IPR Division, Supreme People’s Court of China, Beijing, China
  • Tati Makgoka, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeal, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Lyudmila Novoselova, President, Intellectual Property Court, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Max Lambert Ndéma Elongué, President, Court of First Instance, Yaoundé Ekounou, Cameroon
  • Kathleen M. O’Malley, Judge, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington D.C., United States of America
  • Shitara Ryuichi, Former Chief Judge, Intellectual Property High Court, Tokyo, Japan
  • Maitree Sutapakul, President, Court of Appeal for Specialized Cases, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ricardo Guillermo Vinatea Medina, Judge, Third Chamber of Constitutional and Social Law, Supreme Court, Lima, Peru