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John Alty - Chief Executive and Comptroller General of IPO

John Alty

John has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Comptroller General of the IPO since February 2010. He began his career with the then Department of Trade and Industry and has worked in areas of European Policy and as Director General of the Fair Markets Group. As CEO John is responsible for advising Ministers on all IP policy matters and for the operation of the Office, which grants some 5,000 patents and 40,000 trade marks each year.