Maria Beatriz Dellore serves as the regional intellectual property (IP) advisor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, covering Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela. She has more than 20 years of experience in IP law.
Ms. Dellore previously worked at the International Chamber of Commerce's IP and Competition Law Commission in Paris, as well as at a number of prestigious law firms in Brazil and the United States, where she focused her practice on trademark law matters.
She also acts as a specialist of the Domain Names Chamber, and as an arbitrator of the Chamber of Arbitrage, both part of the Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution Center of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property.
Ms. Dellore holds a law degree (J.D.) from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University of São Paulo, and a master’s degree (LL.M.) in intellectual property law from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
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.