Mexico

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
Arochi & Lindner

Arochi & Lindner remains one of the leading firms for IP matters in Mexico. The firm handles contentious and non-contentious IP work. Its patent litigation department is headed by Heidi Lindner. Lindner and her team have achieve many positive results for clients in the pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices industries. Another notable practitioner is Jorge Mier y Concha, who heads the patent and copyright department. Lindner and Concha are supported by a team of associates, including Dafne Mendez. Recent case studies include advising Amphenol Corporation on a patent dispute.

AVA

Ava is an IP boutique firm whose patent practice is managed by Tomás Arankowsky. Arankowsky is active in prosecution, contentious and regulatory matters. The firm has notable clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunication and chemical industries. José Antonio Romero is a rising star to watch.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie manages patent portfolios for clients in sectors such as technology and healthcare industries. Sergio Legorreta heads the firm's IP practice in Latin America and he is often the lead partner on patent and design matters. Another notable practitioner is Marina Hurtado, who leads the patent prosecution practice.

Becerril Coca & Becerril

Becerril Coca & Becerril is one of the well-established IP firms in Mexico. Although best known for its filing and prosecution work, the firm also has a legal department for contentious IP matters and technology-related transactions. Héctor Elias Chagoya, Octavio Espejo, Fernando Becerril and Juan Carlos Amaro are the leading senior practitioners in the firm. Espejo, Chagoya and Becerril lead on patents while Amaro, who deals with soft IP work, is in charge of the legal department. Chagoya specialises in chemical and pharmaceutical patent work while Espejo and Becerril are experienced in mechanics and electronics. The partners are supported by experienced junior IP practitioners such as Carlos Hernández and Mariana González.

Calderón & De La Sierra

Calderón & De La Sierra is known for its patent practice in filing/prosecution and disputes. The key IP practitioners in the firm are Alberto Huerta Bleck, Ernesto Erreguerena, and Carlos Perez De La Sierra.

Dumont

Dumont deals with all IP rights in Mexico. Managing partner Laura Collada and head of patent Victor Garrido are the prominent practitioners in the firm for patent, designs, and utility model work. Recent case studies show the firm assisted Ricoh Company and Debiopharm International with patent protection, and represented Kraft Foods in an appeal filed before the Federal Administrative Court against a decision issued by the Mexican Patent Office.

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados is recommended for both patent filing/prosecution and disputes work. Senior partner Enrique Diaz heads the IP group. Diaz deals with contentious and non-contentious IP work. Another key contact in the firm is head of litigation group Guillermo Sosa, who often represents pharmaceutical companies. A practitioner to watch is Juan Suarez, who specialises in mechanical and electrical patents and designs work.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is recommended for patent work thanks to the leadership of Bernardo Herrerias. Herrerias advises pharmaceutical companies as well as technology companies such as Mann+Hummel Filtration Technology and Oren Technologies on patent protection and disputes. Alfredo Pineda, who deals with patent and designs, is a practitioner to watch.

Iberbrand

Iberbrand deals with patent matters. The key lawyers for patent work are Diego Rossi and Gilberto Martinez Maldonado. A notable practitioner to watch is Marcelo Roberto Blanco, who is experienced in protecting patents in the biotechnology, chemistry and pharmaceutical sectors.

Mendez + Cortes

Mendez + Cortes has an active practice in patents, utility models and industrial designs. The firm is recommended for patent filing and prosecution work. Emmanuel Cortes and Juan Jose Mendez are key contacts in the firm for patent and design instructions. Case studies show the firm advised E6PR Sapi de CV on designs. Other clients include Volgswagen de Mexico, Blue Marbel Technologies and Glenmark Pharmaceutical.

Müggenburg Gorches y Peñalosa

Müggenburg Gorches y Peñalosa is recognised for its patent contentious practice. The firm is particularly experienced in advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector. Esteban Gorches and Jean Yves Peñalosa are key contacts for patent and design instructions.

Olivares

Olivares won Managing IP's Mexico Patent Firm of the Year (2019) award because of its advice and representation for companies such as Merck Serono, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Celgene Corporation and AbbVie. The key practitioners for patent matters are Alejandro Luna, Daniel Sanchez, Sergio Olivares and Armando Arenas. Another notable practitioner is Gustavo Alcocer, who is also experienced in regulatory and patent protection work.

Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff

Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff is one of the leading firms in Mexico for patent filing/prosecution and disputes work. The IP team is comprised of lawyers and skilled engineers who can deal with patent instructions in several technical fields. Javier Uhthoff and Eugenio Perez are key practitioners in its patent department.

Trade mark
Arochi & Lindner

Distinguished IP firm Arochi & Lindner offers diverse services to clients across all sectors. Managing partner Robert Arochi is active in trade mark disputes, cancellation actions and unfair competition litigation. Recent representations include Guru Denim and Coflex. Jorge Mier y Concha is key partner in trade mark and copyright disputes for Truper Herramientas and Mercado Libre. Efraín Olmedo is a rising star for his trade mark litigation work.

AVA

Ava is an IP boutique recognised for its enforcement and prosecution services. Key firm representatives Agustin Velazquez, Tomás Arankowsky and rising star Aurora López-Portillo assisted Home Depot International with successfully opposing several trade mark applications filed by a third party.

Baker McKenzie

Global firm Baker McKenzie has five offices across the country. Sergio Legorreta heads the IP practice and represents multinational companies such as SoulCycle and Plataforma Iberoamericana de Cine Fenix. Fernando Robles leads the IP litigation practice and represents Tommy Hilfiger, Tequila Herradura, Contpaqi and Paris Hilton in trade mark disputes. Carlos Davila maintains his rising star status with his diverse practice on contentious and enforcement matters.

Dumont

IP boutique Dumont is dedicated to providing comprehensive advice and strategy on trade mark matters, ranging from enforcement to litigation. Key contacts for trade mark matters are Christian Thomae and Laura Collada. The pair assisted Boehringer in the strategising and implementation of its business swap with Sanofi-Aventis, regarding its trade mark rights in Mexico. Thomae and Collada also assist Antonio Puig with an ongoing response to a provisional refusal issued by the MPTO during the course of an application derived from an international registration for the tin packaging of the Jean-Paul Gaultier perfumes manufactured and sold by the client.

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados is recommended for IP litigation and prosecution work, as well as for copyright licensing advice. Head of IP Enrique Diaz and junior litigation partner Guillermo Sosa represent clients in sectors such as retail, electronics, medical and food & beverage.

Hogan Lovells

International firm Hogan Lovells maintains a notably strong IP practice in Mexico City. The branch is recognised for its trade mark and copyright prosecution practice, as well as its strength in litigation and enforcement work. Practice leader Bernardo Herrerias is key partner representing Merck & Co, Merck Sharp & Dohme de México and Schering Plough in a global trade mark litigation related to the main trade mark for the company against a German multinational pharmaceutical company. Rising star Valentina Schmid continues to represent international companies in trade mark, trade name, domain name and unfair competition issues.

Iberbrand

Full-service firm Iberbrand is dedicated to the registration, protection, and enforcement of trade marks, including brands, company names, signs, logos and symbols. Diego Rossi presents Altunis Trading Gestao e Servicos and its owners, the Cipriani family, in nullity actions against Hotel Cipriani for the ownership of the Cipriani trade mark. IP Stars Gilberto Martinez Maldonado and Ana Laura Vagas Ramírez represent Lotte Wedel SP in a non-use trade mark cancellation action.

Jalife Caballero

Jalife Caballero is a full-service firm that is renowned for its experience and specialisation in copyright matters. Mauricio Jalife Daher is a distinguished practitioner who peers recognise as a market leader. Silvia Arraut is a rising star for her trade mark and copyright crossover work.

 

Mendez + Cortes

Mendez + Cortes is led by founding partner Jose Juan Mendez who launched the firm in 2014. Since that time, the group has provided advice on trade marks, copyright, domain names, licensing and image rights to clients from all industries. Mendez currently assists Paris Saint Germain and Facebook in trade mark prosecution actions. Rising star Cesar Bautista assists with these matters.

Müggenburg Gorches y Peñalosa

The IP practice group at Müggenburg Gorches y Peñalosa is dedicated to the registration of trade marks and copyright-related work, as well as domain name protection and infringement disputes. Key firm contacts Esteban C. Gorches Guerrero, Jean Yves Peñalosa Sol La Lande, Gabriel Barrera Vallcaneras, and Luis Enrique Donnadieu are all active in IP contentious proceedings.

Olivares

Olivares maintains its Tier 1 status in the Mexican IP market in both the prosecution and contentious areas. Abraham Diaz and Luis Schmidt are recognised for their trade mark and copyright expertise. The duo represent a toy manufacturer in an ongoing trade mark litigation against distant relatives of a renowned Mexican artist. Schmidt continues to handle high-profile matters, working on a case concerning the blockbuster international film Roma. He dealt with all copyright transactions and licences related to the film, along with more than 200 trade marks, uniforms, music, and more than 100 artworks necessary for the production of the film. Armando Arenas and Alonso Camargo represent a consumer goods company in an ongoing trade dress infringement.

Santamarina y Steta
José Pablo Pérez Zea of Santamarina y Steta has assisted national and international companies with trade marks, slogans, unfair competition, copyright, franchising, licensing, and related matters. With the assistance of rising star Daniel Legaspi Jaime, Perez manages trade marks for General Motors, Brown-Forman Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Wordwide, Snap, Hershey Chocolate & Confectionary Corporation, and Jack Daniel's Properties.
SPECIFIC IP
SPECIFIC IP is a boutique firm led by Gilberto Sanchez. The firm is active in prosecution and contentious matters with recent work including representing Boxito in 12 infringement proceedings for the unauthorised use of various industrial property rights. Sanchez also assists with portfolio management for MC Tek Solutions, Studio MDHR Entertainment, CBD Life, and Hyundai Motor Company.
Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff

Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff is a market-leading firm with a robust team of IP practitioners. Peers rave about the trade mark, copyright and litigation expertise of Consuelo Gonzalez, Eryck Castillo, Carlos Trujillo, Saul Santoyo and Xavier Hadad.