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Data Protection & Cybersecurity - Ranking 2020 - Mexico

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BGBG: EXPERIENCED LAWYERS WITH FIRST CLASS CLIENTS
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Bgbg Abogados

Leader(s)

Carlos Bello, Héctor Guzmán, Lilia Aguilar and Jonathan Rangel

Since

2001

Track record: The firm has one of the largest lists of active clients in the TMT and data privacy sector. It enjoys the patronage of the largest multinationals as well as local companies. Clients on the TMT side include Echostar, Seguritech, Flash Mobile, Hispasat and Airbus. Airbnb, Aleatica, Morgan Stanley and Banorte have been advised on data protection and privacy issues.
Team & differentiation: The TMT and data protection team has three partners and 14 full time lawyers. The IP team has grown to a total of 15, including four trademark attorneys, four patent attorneys, three litigation attorneys and two investigators. Both areas work very closely to provide comprehensive advice and different perspectives to clients who play a significant role within their industries.
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AXKATI ABOGADOS: MANAGING MAJOR IP RIGHTS PORTFOLIOS
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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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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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LEX INFORMATICA ABOGADOS: THE ICT EXPERTS
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Lex Informática Abogados

Leader(s)

Joel Gomez

Since

2011

Track record: Considered as a driving force in internet and data privacy law in Mexico, the firm advises companies in a wide range of industries such as cybersecurity, banking & finance, tourism, automotive, textiles and aviation, among others. Grupo Vidanta, Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto, Qualitas Compañía de Seguros, Grupo Neolpharma and Vivo Resorts have entrusted the firm with their business.
Team & differentiation: Partner Joel Gómez, with over 25 years’ experience in IT law, e-business and data protection, has recovered and litigated an important number of domain names in Mexico. The firm is often subcontracted by other law or consultancy firms to advise their clients in ICT matters. Gomez is also very active as a lecturer and provides tailor-made courses for clients.
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R10S ABOGADOS: COMBINING LAW WITH A PASSION FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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R1os Abogados

Leader(s)

Agustín Ríos and Fátima Cambronero

Since

1999

Track record: The firm has handled several significant litigations concerning copyright and successfully advised numerous clients on domain name recovery. It maintains a roster of clients from the e-commerce field in Latam, as well as different Mexican digital marketing leaders. The firm has also developed privacy strategies for different companies with respect to the treatment and transfer of personal data.
Team & differentiation: Founding partner Agustín Ríos, who handled the first domain names litigation and the first criminal complaint for computer crimes in the history of the country, heads the practice alongside Fatima Cambronero. The firm focuses on information and communication technologies, entertainment, the internet, IA, digital marketing and domain name recovery.
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LEXINF: EXPERTS IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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LEXINF

Leader(s)

Alfredo Reyes and Cynthia Solís

Since

2008

Track record: The firm has clients in almost every industry in the country including retail, finance, banking, fintech, health, media and insurance. They advise big local and international companies but also startups and entrepreneurs. Among the companies to have entrusted Lexinf with their legal issues we find Advantage Security Systems, Profuturo, Henkel, IBM and Comercial Mexicana
Team & differentiation: The boutique specializes in IP, IT and data privacy and has two partners heading the practice. Partner Cynthia Solis handles trademark prosecution, media and fashion law but also works closely with Alfredo Reyes in data protection and privacy issues including electronic signature, e-business, certified digitalization, data privacy and cybersecurity
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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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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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