Bassem Awad

Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property (IP) law and innovation with the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada. At CIGI, Bassem manage number of research projects on the governance of IP rights; preferential trade agreements; and IP and disruptive technologies such as AI and big data. Bassem has served for several years as a head tutor and professor at the Master’s Degrees organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy; a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt; a consultant for the African Union; and a counselor at the Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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