Following a Council of the EU meeting on 12 July 2023, João Negrão is to be the new Executive Director of the EUIPO from October 2023.

João Negrão is currently President of the EUIPO Boards of Appeal and will take on the new role when Christian Archambeau’s term expires at the end of September, subject to formal approval in a meeting to be held later in July.

Two other candidates were considered for the role (Étienne Sanz de Acedo and Andrea Di Carlo) with João Negrão gaining 19 votes out of 27.

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