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Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission, BE
Claudia is Deputy Head of Unit in the Commission, DG GROW, in the Unit C4 called Intangible Economy. Her Unit manages, develops and enforces a solid European intellectual property legal framework including trade marks, patents, designs, trade secrets, etc. She has been leading the work on the new EU scheme for geographical indications for craft and industrial products. In addition, her unit is responsible for developing a strong EU policy against counterfeiting, as well as develop concrete policies to support innovation and better SMEs’ access to, management and enforcement of IP rights, thus, transforming intangible assets into concrete economic deliverables also in view of a strong economic recovery.
Before that, she held various positions in the Commission, as Deputy Head of Unit on the Single Market and the free movement of goods, and before that, as legal officer, on services and competition-related issues. Claudia has also worked as consultant and in the European Parliament. She is a Spanish lawyer specialised in EU law at the College of Europe, Bruges.