Dumont Bergman Bider & Co, SC
Avenida Insurgentes Sur 1898 Pent Office 21 Floor, Colonia Florida CP 01030, Del Álvaro Obregón, Mexico City, Mexico
Tel: (52) (55) 5322-6230
Fax: (52) (55) 5661-3056
Laura Collada has been the managing partner of Dumont Bergman Bider & Co, SC (DBB) since 2008, and has worked there since 2000. The firm is an IP boutique established 75 years ago. She graduated with honours from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She specialised in IP, corporate, civil, constitutional and environmental law at Universidad Panamericana and specialised in contracts at the ITAM, all of them with honours.
Collada started in a renowned IP firm and then moved to work at the Mexican Trade Mark Office where she was the sub-director for the prevention of unfair competition in charge of all administrative infractions. She returned to private practice in 2000, joining DBB where she was in charge of the litigation department. She has taught IP litigation as well as copyrights at several colleges and universities including ITAM, Universidad Panamericana and ITESM. She has also written about IP for national newspapers and international IP magazines. She speaks at conferences organized by various organisations. Collada participates in AMPPI (Mexican Chapter of AIPPI) where she was the chair of the Trademark Committee. She is also involved in other organisations such as INTA, AIPPI, MARQUES, PTMG, ASIPI (for which she is national delegate), AIPF (member of the board) and BMA (Mexican Bar).
Her practice includes the complete lifecycle of IP rights, from consultancy, strategies, filing and prosecution, to resolving disputes involving these rights through litigation as well as negotiating settlements. Under her supervision, DBB achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification (by TUV Rheinland) for having a quality management system. DBB is the first IP firm in Mexico that has been certified in all areas. Collada has recruited several lawyers and engineering leaders in the field to support and enhance her team in order to provide legal services related to IP such as regulatory, corporate, IT, data protection, and valuation of IP assets. She is fluent in English and Spanish.