Panelist Profile


Wolf Meier-Ewert

WTO, Counsellor (CH)


Mr. WOLF R. MEIER-EWERT is Counsellor in the Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which is responsible for the administration of the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement).  In this capacity he gives legal advice in relation to Intellectual Property and the TRIPS Agreement to Members and Observers of the WTO and deals with TRIPS-related dispute settlement cases among WTO Members. He serves as the Secretary to the TRIPS Council, the governing body of the TRIPS Agreement, and to the Special Session of the TRIPS Council, the negotiating group dealing with TRIPS negotiations under the Doha Round.


Mr. Meier-Ewert has practised as an attorney at an international law firm in London and Munich focusing on intellectual property law in international corporate transactions and in cross-border infringement litigation. Before that, Mr. Meier-Ewert was a researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany where he concentrated on copyright law and private international law.


Mr. Meier-Ewert is a graduate of the University of Oxford, UK where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) and holds a Law degree from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He has widely lectured on TRIPS and WTO-related matters.