Konstantinos Georgaras is the interim Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade-marks and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).
In this role, Mr. Georgaras provides strategic direction and leadership to CIPO and ensures the provision of world-class intellectual property (IP) services by granting IP rights and providing IP awareness and information. He also represents CIPO and Canada’s interests both nationally and internationally.
Mr. Georgaras joined CIPO in 2010. As Director General of Corporate Strategies and Services, he was responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of forward–looking and holistic corporate strategies, international frameworks, IP policies for the effective and efficient administration of IP rights in Canada and an economic research agenda. He was also responsible for corporate services, including: finance, human resources, business improvement, planning, and information management.
Mr. Georgaras began his career in the public service in 1984, and has held strategic and executive positions within the departments of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, and the Science, Technology and Innovation Council. Mr. Georgaras has extensive experience spanning strategic policy, and economic and legislative policy, with direct responsibilities for intellectual property, innovation, insolvency, and industrial and labour market policies.
Mr. Georgaras holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University and an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.