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Jose Ovidio Salgueiro

Jose Ovidio Salgueiro, got his law degree at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas) in 1989 and has been a practicing lawyer since with Volpe Ardizzone & Salgueiro. His primary practice at that time was intellectual property. Since, Salgueiro has done post graduate work in commerical law at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.

From 1996 to 1999 he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Guayana of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela and since 2003 is a member of the Board of Directors of the Venezuelan Association of Intellectual Property Agents (COVAPI).

Since 1997 , Mr Salgueiro was one of the first attorneys in the country to study informatics and computer law attending several courses abroad and teaching in Venezuela. In 2000, he presented the first domain name case before local authorities.

Mr Salgueiro has been a professor in informatics and computer law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas), Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomaticos Pedro Gual (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Universidad Católica del Táchira (San Cristobal) and Escuela Nacional de Administración y Hacienda Pública (ministry of Treasury), all in Venezuela, and Preston University of Cheyenne Wyoming, and has been a lecturer on same topics in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Perú and Argentina.

He has served as an Advisor of the Superintendent of Electronic Signatures of Venezuela, and as the Academic Director of the Venezuelan Association on Informatics Law. He is the co-writer of the Data Messages and Electronic Signature Law of Venezuela and its regulations and member of the staff of Informatics Law Community Alfa-Redi.

Mr Salgueiro was a voting member of the ICANN´s Nominating Committee, selected by the At Large Advisory Committee during two periods (2005-2006).

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