Mesmin has been serving as the Director General of the Trademarks Branch since September 2016. As DG of the Trademarks Branch, Mesmin is responsible for the sound operation of the Branch by providing it with strategic vision and leadership to deliver CIPO’s mandate. Prior to that, he was Director of the Copyright and Industrial Design Branch for three years.
Before joining CIPO, Mesmin led the Broadband Canada Program at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, which aimed at providing support to companies to extend high-speed Internet coverage to unserved and underserved areas of Canada. Mesmin worked in management and consulting in the private sector before joining the federal public service 15 years ago.
He is a graduate from York University’s Schulich School of Business in public management. Mesmin is also a certified chainsaw operator and a decent soccer player.