Marino Porzio

Marino Porzio

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Marino Porzio studied law at the University of Chile School of Law in Santiago and was admitted to practise in 1963. He also attended the New York University Law School, where he obtained a master’s degree in 1965.

He worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva in a number of different posts until 1979, when he was elected deputy director general, a position he occupied for nine years until 1987, when he returned to Chile. He was the president of the WIPO General Assembly from 1999 to 2001 and an arbitrator with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. He was also an arbitrator with the World Trade Organization dispute resolution system, having been a member of the panel of neutrals in the complaint of the United States against China on intellectual property rights in 2008 and 2009. He was a member of the board of the Chilean Intellectual Property Association from 1993 to 2003 and president of the Association between 2004 and 2005.

He is a professor of intellectual property at the University of Chile School of Law and the faculty of law at Diego Portales University

He speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.

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