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Sanchez, Lupi & Associates 
Buenos Aires, Argentina Office
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Bouchard Plaza, 599 Bouchard Street
Buenos Aires, Argentina  C1106ABG

Telephone: +5411-4850-1353
Fax: +5411-4850-1353

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM

About this office:

Smart, Experienced, Committed to Clients - SLA

Sanchez, Lupi & Associates provides legal services, in Argentina and the United States. Its partners assist Fortune 500, mid-size and small companies, and a solid portfolio of local and international Clients. SLA has been selected to participate in the World Bank's "Investing Across Borders project in Argentina 2012," and the World Justice Project's "The Rule of Law Index 2012."

Areas of practice:

• Intellectual Property - Trademarks and Domain Name

SLA assists Clients during the entire trademark registration process. Our practice also includes the restitution of domain names to their rightful owners. The partners are experienced trademark litigators, and handle a large litigation portfolio in representation of a variety of local and foreign Clients. SLA Attorneys have successfully negotiated and settled dozens of oppositions to trademark registrations, on behalf of large international companies, such as Westbridge Agricultural Products (California, US), among others.

• Intellectual Property - Copyright

SLA assists many software, Internet, and entertainment companies in copyright matters. Our legal services include, without limitation, protecting, licensing, and transferring copyrights, locally and internationally. We register copyrights and represent Clients in complex litigation. The partners negotiated several agreements, and settled complex copyright disputes with large oil companies, such as Chevron and Pan American Energy.

• Intellectual Property - Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Models and Designs

Sanchez, Lupi & Associates advises local and foreign Clients on patentability of inventions, conduct extensive patent availability searches in Argentina and other countries, and prosecute patents, utility models, industrial models and designs. We have significant experience in preparing and prosecuting patents of electronic products.

• Technology - Internet -- Software

The technology, Internet, and software practice areas are probably the strongest at SLA. During more than twelve years, the partners of SLA have been assisting many technology companies, some of them listed Fortune 500, such as Yahoo! and Microsoft. SLA has also been retained to negotiate complex software license agreements for the oil industry, among others. SLA Attorneys negotiate and draft sophisticated technology agreements, such as license, franchise, technical assistance, outsourcing, technology transfer, distribution and sales, new content distribution platforms, SaaS agreements, among others. Furthermore, we provide legal assistance with e-commerce matters, and represent Clients during litigation. During many years SLA was outside counsel on international intellectual property of the Argentine Chamber of Information Technology Companies (CESSI), and currently is member of the Argentine Chamber of Electronic Commerce (CACE).

• Business and Corporate

SLA has been retained by local and foreign Clients to negotiate and draft sophisticated business and corporate agreements, and to render legal advice on corporate formation and governance, bankruptcy, commercial instruments, insurance and bonds, among other legal matters. SLA attorneys are experienced litigators and transactional counsel. The partners acted as lead corporate counsel during the international start-up of Blogz Inc., an affiliate of Antarctica Films Inc. (Miami, FL, USA), incorporated several software factories on behalf of U.S. and European companies, such as Velocity Partners LLC (Seattle, WA, USA), among others, and handled most of their business and corporate matters. The partners of the Firm specialize in domestic corporate law, as well as corporate regulations applicable to foreign companies doing business in Argentina.

• Civil

SLA attorneys render legal advice and litigate sophisticated civil law cases, including without limitation, complex breach of contract cases, non-contractual disputes, negligence, family and wills, legal nullities, and a variety of other civil law matters, on behalf of local and foreign Clients. The partners are expert civil law litigators, and currently represent at court a large number of local, U.S., and Latin American clients.

• International Trade and Customs

International trade and customs has become highly regulated areas in Argentina. SLA assists many local and foreign companies, such as Navayo Technologies (Germany) and its distributors, with respect to foreign trade regulations and procedures, and all available alternatives to a particular import/export operation.

• Labor

SLA's partners have significant labor law experience, negotiating and drafting agreements, hiring and terminating employees and union leaders, representing Clients during mandatory conciliation proceedings, and labor litigation, among other matters. We assist and represent at court a variety of technology, agricultural, and food companies.

• Litigation

Litigation is one of SLA's strongest practice areas. The partners of the Firm are expert litigators, whom started their legal careers almost two decades ago in Argentina as high ranked public officials at the federal justice, and the federal ministry of economy. During many years, the partners handled dozens of international lawsuits in Latin America on behalf of the American software and Internet industries. Currently, SLA has been retained by local and foreign Clients, such as Westbridge Agricultural Products (California, US), Sofape (Brazil) among others, to represent them in a large number of civil, commercial and intellectual property law cases, mostly in the City of Buenos Aires.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Trademarks; Counterfeiting; International Trademarks; Trademark Infringement; Trademark Opposition; Trademark Protection; Trademark Registration; Copyrights; Copyright Infringement; Copyright Licensing; Copyright Litigation; Copyright Registration; Industrial Copyright; International Copyright Law; Patents; International Patents; Patent Infringement; Patent Licensing; Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution; Patent Protection; Patent Registration; Internet Law; Domain Name Infringement; Domain Names; E-Commerce; Internet Intellectual Property; Antipiracy; Artistic Property; Author Rights; Intellectual Property; Designs; Industrial Designs; Industrial Property; Industrial Property Rights; Intellectual Property Arbitration; Intellectual Property Enforcement; Intellectual Property Infringement; Intellectual Property Licensing; Intellectual Property Litigation; Intellectual Property Prosecution; Intellectual Property Protection; Intellectual Property Rights; International Intellectual Property; International Licensing; Literary Property; New Media Law; Proprietary Rights; Utility Models; Computers and Software; Computer Contracts; Computer Crime; Computer Law; Computer Legislation; Computer Software Law; Computer Technology; Data Protection; Electronic Data Interchange; Information Technology; Information Technology Contracts; International Computer Law; Software Copyright; Software Licensing; Software Protection; Business Law; Business Cooperatives; Business Formation; Business Litigation; Business Organization; Business Regulation; Business Start-Ups; Business Torts; International Business Law; Limited Liability Company Law; Contracts; Breach of Contract; Commercial Contracts; Contract Litigation; International Commercial Contracts; International Contracts; Corporate Law; Closely Held Corporations; Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Contracts; Corporate Control; Corporate Formation; Corporate Governance; Corporate Litigation; Corporate Organization; Incorporation; International Corporate Law; Nonprofit Corporations; Public Corporations; Small Business Corporations; litigation; Banking Litigation; Foreign Exchange; International Banking Law; Currency Regulation; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Mediation; Commercial Transactions; Complex Commercial Litigation; Economic Law; International Commercial Law; International Commercial Arbitration; International Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Mediation; International Economic Law; International Sale of Goods; Negotiable Instruments; Sale of Goods; Secured Transactions; Trade; Commercial Fraud; Commercial Law; Labor (Labour) and Employment; Civil Service; Collective Bargaining; Confidentiality Agreements; Covenants Not to Compete; Employer Liability; Employment at Will; Employment Contracts; Employment Discrimination; Employment Law; Employment Litigation; Employment Standards; Employment Termination; Executive Transfers; Family and Medical Leave; Human Resources Law; Industrial Accidents; Industrial Law; Industrial Relations; International Employment Contracts; International Labor Law; Labor Arbitration; Labor Law; Labor Legislation; Labor Relations; Labor Strikes; Labor Union Law; Occupational Disease; Occupational Health and Safety; Outsourcing; Pay Equity; Personnel Law; Restrictive Covenants; Sexual Harassment; Wrongful Dismissal; Management Employment Law; Management Labor Law; International Trade; Common Market Law; Customs Law; Import and Export Law; International Trade Arbitration; International Trade Contracts; International Trade Regulation; Latin America Trade; Mercosur; Civil Law; Civil Practice; Civil Procedure; International Civil Law.

Year Established: 2003

Representative Clients:
Westbridge Agricultural Products, a California Corporation (California, United States); Navayo Technologies (Germany - Hungary); Sofape S.A. (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Maritima Heinlein S.A. (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Sepeco S.A. (Martínez, Argentina); Sivam Vernici (Argentina - Italy).

Languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Member of Buenos Aires Attorneys Bar Association (Argentina) and California State Bar (United States).

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