Alexandra Grazioli

Alexandra Grazioli, a national of Switzerland, is currently Director of the Lisbon Registry in the Brands and Designs Sector of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Her area of supervision involves legal questions relating to the management and the development of the Lisbon System, as well as the management of the International Register of Appellations of Origin and the promotion of the system. Since taking up her duties with the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2014, she has been working as Senior Counselor and then as Director in the Office of the Director General.

Before joining WIPO, she has been working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property first as trademark examiner in the Trademark Division, then as Senior Legal Advisor in the Division of Law & International Affairs where she has been responsible for the coordination of WIPO issues and negotiations on geographical indications. Finally, she has been working as Counselor in charge of intellectual property issues at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the Other Organizations in Geneva. As representative and head of the Delegation of Switzerland, she has attended several meetings and negotiations in all fields of intellectual property and on issues relating to governance and budgetary issues at WIPO, WTO (TRIPS and Doha Round negotiations).

She has a law degree and master (LL.M) of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland)). She has been a frequent speaker on topics relating to geographical indication and trademark law, WIPO and WTO/TRIPS negotiations, and is the author of several publications on those subjects.