Débora Cerro Fernández
LL.M Intellectual Property and New Technologies @ Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Transport
2014 – 2015 preparation in all areas of copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs, patent law, and trade secrets combined with the study of new technologies and e-commerce business models.
Development, Emerging Economy & International Relations@ Hekima College Nairobi
LL.B. in Laws and Major Degree in International Relations@ Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Madrid
2005 – 2010
Preparation in all areas of the legal field especially in public and private international law and European law combined with the interdisciplinary nature International Relations.
Débora has completed two professional traineeships in two of the largest Intellectual Property Offices, the EPO and the EUIPO. She also has a focus in social development and the potential of new technologies for solving global challenges, specially after working in a microcredits program in Kenya.
Legal assistant (volunteer), Spanish red cross, @Madrid
Counselling and legal services to people at risk of social exclusion.
Preparation of workshops and giving lectures to assist the users on how to manage their basic rights of local and governmental services online.
Pan European Seal Programme @ European Patent Office (EPO)@The Hague
01/2017 – 11/2017
Support at the CPC IP5 team, a framework of the biggest Patent offices (EPO, USPTO, JPO, KIPO and SAIC): drafting reports, running statistics and data analysis in interaction with patent examiners. Coordinating and organizing the visit of different national offices.
Support in the Patent Procedure Management: preparation and research of background papers and
reports for the improvement of the Quality of the patent procedure system.
Pan European Seal Programme @ European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), @Alicante
10/2015 – 11/2016
Organising and co-ordinating the integration of the incoming trainees: organising international lunches, cultural nights out and football tournaments.
Definition and organization of a solidarity paddle tournament among EUIPO employees to promote team working and to gather funds for the Down Syndrome day.
Collaboration with Communication to develop the World Book Day in the Office and by the creation of a micro-story contest.
Paralegal, Garrido Pastor Abogados @Madrid
05/2015 – 10/2015
Assistance in preparing the application process for trademarks, designs and patent applications at a national and European level.
Liaising with the public taxes office and the OEPM administration.
Social Corporate Responsibility trainee @Madrid
06/2014 – 12/2014
Assistance in preparing the application process for trademarks, designs and patent applications at a
national and European level.
Definition and implementation of a marketing plan to promote the social awareness and the social corporate responsibility strategy. Perform internet searches to identify possible sponsors and customers.
Definition of a social media strategy (Awareness
Hospitality Coordinator, Madrid Masters Tennis @Madrid
05/2013 – 05/2014
Transport coordinator at the official player’s hotel, outgoing team player in managing a group of 30
drivers. Meeting and classifying the different types of audience and providing them with means of transport as required.
Business Assistant, Lea Toto @Nairobi, Kenya
08/2012 – 12/2012
Development of a micro-credit system in the informal settlements (slums) of Nairobi area.
Implementation of the FIKA Project (Financial Literacy for Africa); a project launched by the largest bank of East Africa the Equity Bank within the NGO’s project.
Customer Support, Disney Land @Paris, France
10/2011 – 07/2012
Ensured and delivered flawless, pleasant and guest service experiences. Responsible for organising, managing and controlling the reception area.
Cooperation with other colleagues in responding promptly customer inquiries. Participation in survey
initiatives and data collection to analyse customer satisfaction.