IP firm Arias Fabrega & Fabrega, also known as ARIFA, is recommended for patent work. Its IP practice is led by IP star Carol Durling, who deals with contentious and non-contentious IP work. Durling and rising star Melissa Del Busto assist clients such as Dolby and SAE International with IP protection.
Full-service law firm Arias Fabrega & Fabrega maintains a solid IP practice. This team of more than 20 IP practitioners is known for providing clients with prosecution, registration, litigation, licensing, and copyright assistance. Carol Durling heads the IP practice. She served as key partner representing Axa in a trade mark dispute. Durling also represented fashion company Guess in a nine-year long international legal dispute over the Guess logo and diamond pattern filed by Gucci. The case ended in July 2018 with Guess obtaining the registration of the trade marks. Rising star Melissa Del Busto assisted with both of these matters. The pair also assisted footwear company Skechers with the registration of its software copyrights for a new electronic invoicing system.