Olivares & Cía. creates value for companies and international law firms,offering a full range of Intellectual Property, Corporate and CommercialLaw services to clients, large and small, from all industries, including many of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, who have legal needs in Mexico and Latin America.
Olivares & Cía. began in 1969 as an intellectual property boutique. Today, the IP Practice serves different industries and leads the charge in protecting clients' valuable IP assets. Whether navigating complex pharmaceutical patent regulations, developing trademark protection strategies, or litigating copyright disputes, Olivares gets results. With IP as a foundation, Olivares gives clients a full-service option to manage legal issues under one roof. The corporate, commercial, and antitrust areas help clients in transactional structuring for managing, licensing, selling, acquiring, or financing assets (including IP portfolios). More than 40 years later, Olivares & Cía. continues its legacy of excellence in client service and attracts clients from all areas of Mexico in addition to clients from foreign countries needing counsel regarding Mexican laws, regulations, and cases. Olivares is the only firm in Mexico to be ranked in tier/band 1 of every ranking across the numerous international IP publications.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Patents: Olivares was the first in Mexico to couple attorneys with engineers back in 1969. Today, the award-winning patent group specialises in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, mechanics, electronics, computer programs (software), bioinformatics and nanotechnology, among others, and works with some of the world's largest companies to help secure patent rights, in Mexico and across Latin America. Partners: César Ramos, José Ignacio de Santiago
Trademarks: The award-winning Trademark Group represents a wide range of clients from all industries worldwide. Some of the services offered are: filing and prosecution of trademark applications, and official actions; opinions on trademark searches and registrability of famous and distinctive marks; renewals, changes of name and transfers of title; protection of trade secrets; appellations of origin; trademark portfolio valuations; domain name protection and dispute resolution; co-ordination of filing and prosecution of trademark applicationsacross Latin America and throughout the world. Partners: Sergio L. Olivares Jr, Antonio Belaunzarán, Luis Schmidt, Alonso Camargo.
Copyrights: Our award winning Copyright Group offers a range of services to companies and individuals working in fine, graphic and design arts, publishing and editorial, software and multimedia, music publishing and production, film and audio/visual, drama and theatre, broadcasting, the internet and digital networks, and all other entertainment industries. Partners: Luis Schmidt
Corporate: The Corporate Law Group advises local and multinational clients across a myriad of different industries. Services provided include: structuring, drafting, negotiating and execution of corporate transactions, including M&A, financing, licensing and tech transfer, distribution and franchising and its related due diligence activities; corporate restructuring, reorganisation and transformation, and the relevant regulatory advice on antitrust, foreign investment and consumer protection. The group also works with national companies and local subsidiaries of major multinational companies in compliance matters, including corporate governance, FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Data Protection and Privacy. Partner: Gustavo Alcocer
IP Litigation: The Litigation Team specialises in contentious affairs related to patents, trademarks and copyrights of an administrative, civil and/or criminal nature, including actions claiming damages. This group is recognised as one of the most innovative in Mexico due to its high level of specialization and the number and complexity of litigations it has handled, particularly in the pharmaceuticals arena. Partners: Alejandro Luna F., Daniel Sánchez, Luis Schmidt, Sergio L. Olivares Jr, Antonio Belaunzarán, Alonso Camargo, José Ignacio de Santiago
Regulatory: Olivares closely monitors changes in regulations to clarify obstacles, create strategies, and navigate the regulatory maze. We drill into the specifics of regulations because the best business ideas still need to meet restrictions. Olivares' Regulatory Law team can help obtain the required authorisations and licenses mandated by federal, state, and local government authorities. Also taking action against companies that infringe upon their clients' rights or whose products do not meet regulatory standards. Olivares &Cia. has successfully lobbied on behalf of companies and associations resulting in the creation of important regulatory precedents in Mexico. Partners: Alejandro Luna F., Daniel Sanchez, Luis Schmidt.
Anti-Counterfeiting/Enforcement: Olivares understands that companies need to effectively and efficiently enforce their rights against counterfeiters and online pirates. Brand protection attorneys and investigators use a full range of investigative and enforcement tactics including, border measures and civil seizures. Partners: Luis Schmidt
Life Sciences & Pharma Law: Olivares has developed a full practice group dedicated to the needs of life science companies involved in the research, development and production of pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, chemicals, medical devises and nanotechnologies. The team guides clients through the highly complex system of regulatory constraints these types of companies need to follow for government authorisations and licenses to be granted. The team further provides litigation advice and has succeeded in representing clients at the Supreme Court level as well as providing counseling in: tech transfer, licensing, contractual and transactional matters as well as M&A, antitrust. Partners: Alejandro Luna F., César Ramos, Gustavo Alcocer, José Ignacio de Santiago, Alonso Camargo, Daniel Sánchez
Media, Sports & Entertainment Law: Olivares & Cía. is perhaps the only true one-stop-shop for entertainment, media and sports law in Mexico. This industry team stems from its depth of experience in copyright law. It also works extensively with litigation, ADR, transactional, finance, commercial and regulatory matters to help clients manage all their legal service needs in media, sports and entertainment industries. Partners: Luis Schmidt, Gustavo Alcocer
Pro Bono: The firm takes a serious commitment to pro bono work and handles numerous cases for parties in need. A recent pro bono case resulted in the lifting of an injunction on the distribution of a film about an innocent man jailed in Mexico. The film subsequently went on to win an EMMY for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
International Work: Olivares co-ordinate patent and trademark filings as well as anti-counterfeiting programs in Latin America and all over the world. They also manage and conduct various forms of corporate work in Latin America countries on behalf of clients less familiar with the region.
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