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Sandris Laganovskis
Director Institutional and Cooperation Department (ICD), EUIPO, ES

In January 2021 Mr. Laganovskis joined the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He is the Director of the Institutional and Cooperation Department.

Before joining the EUIPO, Mr Laganovskis worked for more than 20 years in the public service, in the field of intellectual property and judicial cooperation. Before his tenure as the Head of the Latvian Patent Office (2013 – 2020), he worked for nearly 14 years at the Ministry of Justice of Latvia, holding a number of positions, including being twice posted as a diplomat to Brussels.

He was elected and served as the Chair of the Budget Committee of the EUIPO (2018 – 2020), the President of the Patent Cooperation Treaty Union Assembly of the WIPO (2017 – 2020) and was Deputy Chair of the Technical and Operational Support Committee of the EPO from 2016 to 2019.

Mr Laganovskis graduated from the University of Latvia in 2002 with a degree in law. This was followed by a master’s degree with merit in International and European Law from the Riga Graduate School of Law. He is now finalising a doctoral thesis in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Latvia.