|Email:||christian.wichard [at] wipo.int|
He holds a masters degree from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in law from Tübingen University, Germany. He has previously worked for trademark and unfair competition law in the German Federal Ministry of Justice, and also taught German and international private law at the Universities of Tübingen and Berlin. 
Asststant Professor, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, 1989-1996.
Rechtsreferendar (articled clerk), Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart, 1992-1995.
Assistant Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, 1995-1996.
Legal Adviser, German Federal Ministry of Justice, 1996-1998.
Deputy Director, WIPO, 1998-2006.
Deputy Director General, German Federal Ministry of Justice, 2006-2009.
Deputy Director General, WIPO, 2009-Present.