Mexico: Intellectual Property 2018

We highlight 32 practitioners in this chapter who stand out as leaders in the intellectual property space in Mexico. The individuals featured are well versed in all aspects of IP law, including litigation, prosecution and the maintenance of global intellectual property portfolios.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Roberto Arochi Arochi & Lindner, Mexico City
2. Alejandro Luna Olivares, Mexico City
3. Martín Michaus Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
4. Bernardo Herrerías Franco Hogan Lovells BSTL SC, Mexico City
5. Javier Uhthoff-Orive Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, Mexico

Specialist IP law firm OLIVARES boasts one of the strongest IP practices in Mexico, achieving five nominations in this year’s research.
“Superb litigator” Alejandro Luna is widely recognised as a leading patent litigation expert, most notably when it comes to pharmaceutical matters.
Antonio Belaunzarán is a renowned trademark practitioner who draws praise for his expertise handling trademarks throughout their life cycle, from searches and prosecution to litigation.
Luis Schmidt is a long-standing figure in the intellectual property space with more than 30 years’ experience advising major international companies on complex issues relating to copyright, trademarks, patents and design law.
Sergio Olivares Jr draws praise from international sources who consider him an authority on the prosecution and litigation of intellectual property rights.
Gustavo Alcocer is a well-rounded practitioner who wins praise for his impressive expertise in intellectual property valuation and monetisation.

Boutique law firm AROCHI & LINDNER is widely regarded as a heavyweight in the IP sector. The firm also performs well this year, garnering five listings.
With more than 35 years’ experience, Roberto Arochi “really stands out” in the international market place as a leading expert in the IP sector, with sources praising his “proactive approach with clients”.
María Teresa Eljure is a distinguished practitioner who one commentator describes as “an excellent litigator with a thorough knowledge of trademarks law”.
Hedwig Heidi Lindner is a well-respected figure in the patent litigation space who has extensive experience acting for major companies in the life sciences sector.

Full-service law firm BASHAM RINGE Y CORREA also boasts a strong IP practice, achieving three listings.
Martín Michaus is “a key player in the market” according to one impressed source, who goes on to describe him as “one of the top Mexican IP practitioners”.
Eduardo Kleinberg ranks prominently for his prestigious IP and franchise practice, receiving wide-ranging endorsements for his diligence and professionalism.
Adolfo Athié Cervantes is a highly respected practitioner with a wealth of experience in the protection and licensing of intellectual property rights.

MÜGGENBURG GORCHES Y PEÑALOSA also sees three leading lawyers highlighted.
Carlos Müggenburg is “a very experienced lawyer”, commended by sources who consider him “a renowned authority on IP matters”.
Esteban Gorches is a prominent figure in the market who is well regarded by peers for his extensive IP litigation experience.
Jean-Yves Peñalosa Sol La Lande impresses market commentators with his comprehensive experience representing companies on the registration and protection of a range of intellectual property rights.

Javier Uhthoff-Orive at UHTHOFF GÓMEZ VEGA & UHTHOFF regularly advises major industry clients around the world, and is considered “the go-to practitioner for IP matters” by one source.

“Top practitioner” Bernardo Herrerías Franco at HOGAN LOVELLS is well regarded for his skilful management of large IP portfolios. He is described by one respondent as “one of the standout players in the market”.

Kiyoshi Tsuru Alberu at TSURU MORALES ISLA ABOGADOS boasts “extensive experience and capabilities”. He is a favourite among clients who applaud the way he “perfectly understands their business needs, producing outstanding results”.

Julián Vadillo at boutique IP firm AGENCY FIRMA is widely recognised as a top-tier practitioner, who boasts exceptional skill handling matters across a range of areas from trademarks to copyright and design.

Gilberto Sánchez of SPECIFIC IP is widely recommended as an authority on patent law. Clients are consistently impressed by his “excellent responsiveness and clear and professional approach”.

Enrique Díaz of GOODRICH RIQUELME Y ASOCIADOS receives wide ranging endorsements for his expertise in a wide range of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks and copyright law.

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