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Communications & Marketing Manager (80-100%)

The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), domiciled in Switzerland, is the world’s leading non-governmental organization with currently over 9’000 Members in 121 countries. The objective of AIPPI is to promote, develop and harmonize intellectual property protection on the international and national level. It pursues this objective by working for the development, expansion and improvement of international and regional treaties and agreements and national laws relating to intellectual property. Furthermore, it operates by conducting studies of existing national laws and proposes measures to achieve harmonization of these laws on an international basis. AIPPI also intervenes with submissions before major courts and legislative bodies to advocate for strengthened IP protection. The organization is politically neutral and also serves as a global resource for information, opinion and advice about existing and proposed IP laws. The management of AIPPI is entrusted to a volunteer board known as the Bureau. The work of AIPPI is conducted by various committees, consisting of volunteer members from National and Regional Groups (NRGs). The AIPPI General Secretariat based in Zurich (Switzerland) employs 11 staff members responsible for financial and membership administration, the planning of the Annual World Congress, media, sponsorship, publications and IT. We are currently looking for a Communications and Marketing Manager (80-100%) to complete our team at the General Secretariat in Zurich, Switzerland. The position is advertised for an initial period of 2 years with the possibility of extension.

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