Konstantinos Georgaras was appointed Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in 2022, a position which he had held on an interim capacity since 2020.
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 an executive capacity in 2010. He began his career in the public service in 1985 and has held 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 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.