Felix Addor

Felix Addor serves as the Deputy Director General, General Counsel and Director of the Legal and International Affairs Division at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (Swiss Ministry of Justice), the federal agency in charge of all intellectual property matters in Switzerland (www.ige.ch). He has been responsible for legal and policy matters regarding all fields of intellectual property at the national and international level since 1999. He leads Swiss negotiating delegations to the relevant international fora, such as the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, and to bi- and plurilateral negotiations. Since 2008, Prof. Addor has been a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Bern, too. He lectures on intellectual property law, international negotiations and global governance at the University of Bern, the World Trade Institute, and the Graduate Institute Geneva, among others.