Dorian S. Mazurkevich is the regional intellectual property (IP) attaché for Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Based in the U.S. embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Mr. Mazurkevich works as the principal officer within U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the region on matters related to the protection and enforcement of IP rights.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mazurkevich was an attorney-advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he handled IP enforcement issues, including serving as liaison to INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting Sub-Directorate. Mr. Mazurkevich previously served as the first U.S. intellectual property attaché to Latin America, where he was based out of the U.S. consulate general in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Prior to entering government service, Mr. Mazurkevich was a Fulbright scholar and visiting law professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. He began his legal career as a patent attorney at Akin Gump Strauss & Feld LLP, and as a litigation attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
Mr. Mazurkevich received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Temple University School of Law. He also completed coursework at Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute and the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland.
During his U.S. government service, Mr. Mazurkevich has received numerous commendations, including the Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award, the Franklin Award, and the Department of Commerce’s Kaminski Memorial Award for exceptional diplomatic skill and ability. He is a former Excellence in Government fellow.
About the USPTO and the Office of Policy and International Affairs
Aside from the issuance of patents and registration of trademarks, the USPTO has a statutory mandate to advise the President and all federal agencies, through the Secretary of Commerce, on national and international intellectual property (IP) policy issues, including IP protection in other countries. In addition, the USPTO is authorized by statute to provide guidance, conduct programs and studies, and interact with IP offices worldwide—and with international intergovernmental organizations—on matters involving IP.
The USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs fulfills this mandate by leading negotiations on behalf of the United States at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); advising the Administration on the negotiation and implementation of the IP provisions of international trade agreements; advising the Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on a full range of IP policy matters, including in the areas of patent, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets; conducting empirical research on IP; and providing educational programs on the protection, use, and enforcement of IP.