Alberto Casado Cerviño

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Alberto Casado Cerviño (born on 15 October 1952 in Pontevedra, Spain[1]) is the Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. He has held this position since May 24, 2008.[2] From July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, he also acted as Chairman ad interim of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation.[3] Previously, from 1994 to 2004, he served as Vice-President of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).[4]

In June 2012, Alberto Casado Cerviño was appointed to the position of Vice-President DG 2 ("Directorate-General Operational Support") of the European Patent Office with a mandate for five years.[4]


  1. ^ Spanish Patent and Trademark Office web site, Appointment of the new Director General of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. Consulted on December 4, 2009.
  2. ^ (Spanish) Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (BOE 126 de 24/5/2008), Real Decreto 881/2008, de 23 de mayo, por el que se nombra Director de la Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas a don Alberto Casado Cerviño. Rango: Real Decreto, Páginas: 24360 - 24360, Referencia: 2008/09014.
  3. ^ European Patent Office (EPO) web site, Administrative Council, Composition. Consulted on December 4, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Alberto Casado Cerviño appointed Vice-President of the EPO". EPO. June 28, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.