Anne-Sophie de Brancion joined the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in 2019 as the Assistant (chief of staff) to the Director of the EU Observatory on Infringements of IPR. Previously, she was Head of the European Patent Office's Brussels office, liaising with the European institutions and relevant stakeholders to convey the EPO’s positions.
From 2006 to 2012, Anne-Sophie worked for a Brussels-based EU public affairs consultancy, advising multinational companies on intellectual property, technology, trade and competition policy. Previously, she gained professional experience in the European Commission’s DG Enlargement and at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and worked as an EU affairs consultant for a British chemicals company.
A French-Danish national, Anne-Sophie holds a Masters degree in European Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), an MSc in the Practice of International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Rights and ICT Law from the KU Leuven. For several years, she taught a seminar on EU interest representation at Sciences Po Paris.
Regularly represented the EPO at EU institutions meetings and events.
Numerous presentations on the Unitary Patent system, the role of EPO and patent statistics to Brussels trade associations, chambers of commerce, law firms, think tanks etc
Extensive media experience as a consultant