New Director General at the Icelandic Patent Office

Mrs. Borghildur Erlingsdóttir has been appointed Director General of the Icelandic Patent Office, for a period of two years from 1 October 2010.


Borghildur has been working at the Icelandic Patent Office since 1998. Borghildur holds a law degree from the University of Iceland and a LL.M from Stanford Law School. She was previously Head of the Trademark & Design Department and Chief Legal Counsel at the Icelandic Patent Office.

As director of one of Nordic Patent Institute's participating offices Borghildur has also become a member of the Board.

The former Director of the Icelandic Patent Office, Ms. Ásta Valdimarsdóttir, has been appointed Head of Operations in International Registries of Madrid and Lisbon Brands and Design Sector at WIPO in Geneva.

The Institute management would like to welcome Borghildur on board, and at the same time thank Ásta for all her good work for Nordic Patent Institute and wish her all the best in the future.