Laura Collada has more than 30 years of experience in the IP field, and has been managing partner of the firm since 2008. She is a true strategist and has acted on several milestone cases. Laura leads most of the firm’s large and complex cases. Furthermore, Laura has a high profile both locally and internationally.
She is regularly invited to speak for organisations such as the Association of European Trade Mark Owners, where she is council member and project leader in the international trademark team; the International Association of Lawyers; the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (leader of the Madrid protocol committee); the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys; the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association; and the International Trademark Association (trademarks committee member).
She is co-chair of the standing committee on geographical indications of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property; a board member of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms; and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the European Communities Trademark Association and the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group.
She is a renowned teacher at several law schools. She is very active in promoting the Madrid protocol and has lectured on the topic domestically and abroad. Laura’s practice covers the complete life cycle of IP rights. However, since the recent dramatic changes to the Mexican legal framework, she has been increasingly dedicated to the promotion of the Madrid system among clients, as well as the new opposition system that entered into force. She also continues to design strategies for clients as well as litigating.Laura is Mexico’s only female managing partner of an IP law firm. She has been named Best IP Lawyer in Latin America at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards three times.