Chief Executive Officer
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Etienne Sanz de Acedo joined INTA on July 1, 2013. As CEO, Etienne works with stakeholders to formulate and implement policies and programs, oversees annual budget and operation of the Association.
Before joining INTA, Etienne was Head of Communications and Member of the President’s Cabinet at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s intellectual property agency, where he was responsible for strategic communications and the Office's corporate image and identity. Before joining OHIM, Etienne practiced as an attorney in Spain and taught law at the University of Alicante, Spain.
Mr. Sanz de Acedo holds a law degree from the University of Alicante, an LLM in European Community Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, an executive MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid. A Spanish and French national, Etienne speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish.