IP Attaché for the European Union and European Commission
Susan Wilson currently serves as the first U.S. intellectual property attaché to the European Union (EU). Her responsibilities include monitoring intellectual property-related developments in institutions and in its member states. She also contributes to bilateral IP-related dialogues with Switzerland and Turkey, advances U.S. IP policy objectives at the OECD, and supports fellow Geneva-based U.S. IP attachés in their work with the WTO and various U.N. institutions.
Prior to being sworn in as attaché, Ms. Wilson was a director for intellectual property and innovation at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), where she coordinated the annual Special 301 Review of trading partners’ IPR policies and practices and the development of the annual Notorious Markets List of physical and online marketplaces that facilitate trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy worldwide. Prior to joining USTR, Ms. Wilson served as director of the Office of Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. While at Commerce, Ms. Wilson was the U.S. co-chair of the Transatlantic IPR Working Group and one of the Department’s inaugural detailees to the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center at USTR.