João Negrão, director, European Intellectual Property Office
25 March 2024NewsFuture of IPMuireann Bolger

‘We need to deliver’: EUIPO’s João Negrão

The office’s executive director appears primed to face a tenure that could be marked by major changes—including the addition of SEPs, finds Muireann Bolger.

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