Georges Vianès

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Georges Jean Gabriel Vianès[1] is a former French civil servant, corporate officer and politician. He was head of the French National Industrial Property Institute (INPI, standing for Institut national de la propriété industrielle in French), the French national intellectual property office from 1975 to 1982.[2][3] He was also the first Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation, from 19 October 1977 to 18 October 1981.[4][5]

From 1982 to 1984, he was chief executive officer (French: Président directeur général, PDG) of Banque Worms, a French bank.[3] From 1989 to 1991 he was the Head of Administration of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva.[6] From 1995 to 2001, he was mayor of Ferney-Voltaire, a commune in the Ain département of eastern France.[7] He also held the post of senior counselor at the French Court of Financial Auditors, the Cour des Comptes, ("Conseiller maître à la Cour de Comptes")[8] until his retirement on June 18, 2007.[9]

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  1. ^ (French) Présidence de la République, Ordre national du Mérite, Décret du 15 mai 2006 portant promotion et nomination, J.O n° 107 du 8 mai 2007, page 8115, texte n° 2, NOR : PREX0710152D. Consulted on April 11, 2008. (see also here)
  2. ^ (French) Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Emploi, Cérémonie du 50e anniversaire de l'INPI, salons de l'Hôtel de Lassay, April 3, 2001. Consulted on April 12, 2008.
  3. ^ a b (French) Ministère de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Emploi, Mission de concertation et de proposition sur le régime linguistique dans le système du brevet européen, March 26, 2001. Consulted on April 12, 2008.
  4. ^ Official Journal of the European Patent Office (OJ EPO) 1/1978, Report on the inaugural meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (19–21 October 1977), p. 5.
  5. ^ OJ EPO 7/1981, Report on the 11th meeting of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (2 to 4 June 1981), p. 199.
  6. ^ CERN Scientific Information Service, "Internal Organization of CERN - Historical chart, 1980-1989" and "Internal Organization of CERN - Historical chart, 1990-1999". Consulted on November 15, 2010.
  7. ^ (French) QuiElire.fr, Commune de FERNEY VOLTAIRE (01210). Consulted on April 11, 2008.
  8. ^ (French) Présidence de la République, Communiqué du Conseil des ministres du 11.06.2003. Consulted on April 11, 2008.
  9. ^ (French) Adminet, Décret du 8 mars 2007 portant admission à la retraite (Cour des comptes) - M. Vianès (Georges), NOR : CPTE0700007D, March 8, 2007. Consulted on April 11, 2008. (also here)
Positions in intergovernmental organisations
Preceded by
(none)
Chairman of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Ivor J. G. Davis