Christian Archambeau, courtesy of EUIPO
Ahead of his departure in September, WIPR asked the executive director of the EU Intellectual Property Office to reflect on not being re-elected, proud moments and what he plans to do next.
When it was announced that Christian Archambeau would not be re-elected for another term as executive director of the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), much speculation and column inches followed.
The news came last November, coincidentally or not after the number of applications filed at the office during 2022 was lower than anticipated, and said to have impacted both revenue and expenditure.
But, argues Archambeau, this was down to exogenous circumstances rather than performance.
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