The Federal Ministry of Justice has announced that Eva Schewior will become President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) with effect from 1 February 2023. She will succeed Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, who, as the first woman to lead the DPMA in its 145-year history, has held this position for 14 years. President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer will retire at the end of January.
For five years from 2004 onwards, Eva Schewior was Head of the Division for the Administrative Affairs of the DPMA, the Federal Patent Court and the European Patent Organisation. Most recently, she served as Head of the Division for Civil Law. For further information and a statement by the Federal Minister of Justice, Dr Marco Buschmann, please see the press release of the Federal Ministry of Justice (in German).
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