Marcela Bolland is an attorney specialised in IP. She has worked in the firm’s litigation practice, and as a partner/head of the trademark department. She has substantial experience in representing numerous clients, mostly in helping international companies protect their portfolios.
Marcela joined Uhthoff in 1997 and was appointed as a partner in 2007. She has a law degree with a diploma in industrial and intellectual property law from the Panamerican University Law School (UP) in Mexico City, where she also completed the legal English course in 2001.
Mrs Bolland is the author of Considerations of the Supplementary Application of the Federal Code of Civil Procedure to the Administrative Proceedings in the Law of Industrial Property (2001).
In 2012 she participated as moderator and speaker at the International Trademark Association (INTA) meeting held in Washington, where she coordinated and addressed the Latin American Update Session.
During 2014 and 2015 Ms Bolland collaborated on the paper “Shape Trade Marks – An International Perspective prepared by the International Trademark Law and Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association”. She also contributed a chapter, “The Treatment of Bad Faith within the Law of Industrial Property”, to Industrial and Intellectual Property Studies (published by Editorial Novum).
Marcela is part of the Abogadas MX programme, a non-profit association whose purpose is to boost the number of women lawyers in leadership positions within companies, firms and government institutions. She is an active member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), the Mexican Bar Association (BMA) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).