IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector

Assistant Director General Marco Aleman (Colombia) is responsible for helping Member States develop their IP and innovation ecosystems to drive economic growth. He is also responsible for providing support for researchers, innovators, and enterprises, including SMEs. Other key focus areas include IP commercialization for business growth; emergence of IP as an asset class; development of advisory expertise on national IP strategies; economic analysis on the role IP plays in promoting innovation and creativity; strengthening ADR and the services provided by the Arbitration and Mediation Center; and providing technical assistance to the judiciary, as well as services related to the legal databases.

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Photo: Marco ALEMAN

Assistant Director General: Marco ALEMAN

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