Hugo Mersan | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile
WMSC Vice-President Mersan

Hugo Mersan

Sport Vice-President


Doctorate Degree from the National University of Asunción Law School, Paraguay (2004); Law Degree from
the National University of Asunción Law School (1979)


President of the Organization Committee for the VIII International Congress for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (1993); Former President of Paraguayan Charter of the Inter American Bar Association; Intellectual Property Committee of the Paraguayan-American Chamber of Commerce; President of the Paraguayan Intellectual Property Association (APAPI) (since 2004); Professor and Founder of IP Law at the National University of Asunción School of Law (since 1995); MERSAN, Abogados Law Firm, Partner, Agent in Intellectual Property; Directorship of MERSAN, Abogados Law Firm; Professor and Doctor of Law, specialized in Intellectual Property and Sports and Entertainment.

Sporting and Sport Administrative Career

Former rally co-driver and sport and classic car championship driver; Former Sport Authority on several karting and Formula 3, Pan American CIK-FIA Championships; former Rally Steward in numerous national and South American events; Former President of CODASUR (Confederación Sudamericana de Automovilismo Deportivo) (2001-2013); President of TACPy (Touring and Automobile Club of Paraguay) (since 2013);

Awards & Honours

Honorary Citizen of Hayes, Kansas (US) for the contribution to the Paraguayan−Kansas Committee; Distinguished Citizen of La Paz, Bolivia; Distinguished Citizen of Erechim, Brazil; Homage by the British American Tobacco, Derby Prize at the INTA Annual Meeting in Amsterdam for the fight against piracy in Paraguay; Awards from the International Olympic Committee, Sports Clubs and Federations of South America

Hobbies, Interests and Charities

Tennis; fishing; driver in sport and classic car championships

Charities: Attorney pro-bono activities, help to several NGOs such as Fundación Solidaridad, Fundación Dequení, Legión de la Buena Voluntad and Veteranos de la Guerra del Chaco

FIA History

Member of the World Motor Sport Council (since 2009); Member of the “Decade of Action for Road Safety” Working Group; Member of the Customs Commission; Observer in the Formula One World Championship; WRC Steward; Vice President for Sport (since 2013)