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Patent Prosecution - Ranking 2020 - Mexico

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UHTHOFF, GOMEZ VEGA & UHTHOFF: OLDEST AND STRONGEST IP FIRM IN MEXICO
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Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff

Leader(s)

Javier Uhthoff, Mario Ponce, Saul Santoyo, Consuelo Gonzales, Xavier Hadad, Eryck Castillo, Eugenio Pérez and Marcela Bolland

Since

1905

Track record: The firm is by far the number one filer of both patent and trademarks applications in Mexico and also has an outstanding litigation track-record of success that places it firmly as the leader for enforcement of IP rights. The firm has participated in technical searches, analysis and the drafting and filing of state-of-theart inventions.
Team & differentiation: With more than one hundred years’ experience handling IP issues for top clients, Uhthoff is not only the oldest, but one of the biggest IP firms in Mexico. The vast array of IP services offered and the high level of sophistication of its professionals make Uhthoff one of the very best options for taking care of your intellectual property, both in Mexico and abroad.
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BASHAM, RINGE Y CORREA: TOP TIER IP PRACTICE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REACH
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Basham Ringe y Correa

Leader(s)

Martín Michaus, Eduardo Kleinberg, Adolfo Athié, Claudio Ulloa, Juan Carlos Hernández, Eduardo Castañeda

Since

1912

Track record: The team advises several Fortune 500 and medium sized companies from different industries on issues concerning industrial creations, industrial secrets, distinctive signs, copyright, domain names, entertainment, licensing and litigation. Clients include Michael Kors, Chanel, Nubank and Dreamworks animation (NBC Universal), Microsoft and Federal Express.
Team & differentiation: The seven-partner IP team has been bolstered with the addition of the former director of Mexico’s National Copyright Institute, Manuel Guerra Zamorro, who has three decades’ experience in intellectual property matters. Zamorro joins as of counsel and head of the entertainment practice. The firm has a vast international and local network of partner-firms.
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BECERRIL COCA & BECERRIL: TRUSTED NAME FOR PATENT PROTECTION
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Becerril, Coca & Becerril, S.c.

Leader(s)

Hector Chagoya, Fernando Becerril and Juan Carlos Amaro

Since

1969

Track record: The firm has an IP practice recognized for its outstanding work in the patent field, on both prosecution and enforcement. It handles a variety of contentious and non-contentious issues, including domain names, anti-piracy and plant-varieties. Key clients come from a variety of industries such as pharmaceuticals, agriculture, biotechnology, energy and oil & gas among.
Team & differentiation: The team is made up of both lawyers and engineers. Partner Hector Chagoya has vast experience as ca onsultant in the analysis, prosecution and use of patents in industrial fields such as polymers, biotechnology, pharma and electronics. Partner Juan Carlos Amaro has a recognized experience in patent disputes.
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AXKATI ABOGADOS: MANAGING MAJOR IP RIGHTS PORTFOLIOS
Firm

Axkati Legal

Leader(s)

Luis Alcaráz, Rosa María Franco, Martín Pereyra, Manuel A. Pérez, Alfredo Pineda and Eduardo Toledo

Since

2016

Track record: Axkati partners maintains long-lasting relationships with clients from the technology, telecoms, apparel, food, entertainment, education, aerospace and military sectors.Telmex, W.L. Gore, Aéropostale, Puig, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (TEC), Columbia Sportswear, Televisa, Microsoft and Distroller have been clients of the firm.
Team & differentiation: The team was reinforced in 2019 with the arrival of Alfredo Pineda as its sixth partner who, like each partner has more than 18 years’ experience with Mexican and international law firms. They advise on the acquisition, exploitation and protection of IP rights and also on data protection issues, providing strategic and comprehensive legal counsel.
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BIP LEGAL: A YOUNG IP BOUTIQUE WITH LONGSTANDING EXPERIENCE
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Bip Legal

Leader(s)

Leticia Natividad and Jorge Arteaga

Since

2013

Track record: With clients of all sizes and sectors, the firm manages trademark portfolios for multinational and local companies. Sectors where the firm has more experience are pharmaceuticals, biotech, IT, automotive, aerospace, fashion & design, luxury products and retail services. The firm has successfully represented parties in iconic cases related to patent enforcement and cancellation, before IP and regulatory authorities.
Team & differentiation: This young boutique, formed by two partners with more than 25 years of experience in all areas of IP, with special focus on litigation and contracts, also has two counsel and six associates. Before joining BIP Legal in 2018, Leticia Natividad expended more than 20 years as a Director in an international IP firm. Founding partner Jorge Arteaga has worked at several national and international companies.
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MÉNDEZ + CORTÉS: OUTSTANDING IP BOUTIQUE
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Méndez + Cortes Abogados

Leader(s)

José Juan Méndez and Emmanuel G. Cortés

Since

2014

Track record: The firm regularly represents companies from the retail, food and beverage and social media sectors in very complex cases. Services provided include all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, industrial designs, domain names, litigation, piracy, contracts, licensing, copyright, image rights, IT and data protection.
Team & differentiation: The practice area has a multidisciplinary team, among them lawyers, engineers, translators and other expert professionals. Founding partner José Juan Mendez has 25 years of professional practice focusing on trademarks, patents, trade secrets, e-commerce, copyright, unfair competition, franchising, domain names, and litigation in these areas.
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Nerubay: boutique law firm with a strong IP team
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Nerubay

Leader(s)

Alejandro Hernandez and Emilio Torres

Since

2008

Track record: The firm has been busy with work from members of the cannabis industry. It represents the Mexican interests of the main Canadian marijuana and cannabis companies, protecting their trademarks for cosmetics, pharmaceuticals products, foods, plants and smoking products, as well as all educational, technological and medical services related to medical and recreational marijuana and cannabis use.
Team & differentiation: Two partners co-lead the practice; Alejandro Hernandez heads the IP litigation side while Emilio Torres handles the trademark prosecution work. Before joining the firm, Alejandro Hernandez worked at Televisa, covering copyright issues and negotiation of broadcasting rights of international sporting events. The team advises on the full range of IP issues.
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