LUIS ALCARAZ

Luis Alcaraz co-leads the Trademark and Copyright practices at AXKATI. He is mainly involved in helping clients identify, create and manage solid IP rights portfolios. Throughout the years, Luis has developed an expertise in the prosecution, advisory and litigation practices of intellectual property law for Mexican and international companies.

 

Luis is also well-versed in the negotiation and drafting of IP-related agreements such as licenses, assignments or franchises. 

 

Luis previously worked at different multinational Mexican companies in the consumer goods and entertainmnent industries and in renowned Mexican law firms.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Partner

 

lalcaraz@axkati.mx

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EDUCATION 

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 2010.

  • Diploma in Intellectual Property, AMPPI (Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), 2003.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad Anáhuac del Sur, 2003.

PRACTICE

  • IP Rights Counseling

  • Trademark Prosecution

  • Copyright Prosecution

  • Anti-Counterfeiting

  • Licensing 

  • Franchising

  • Domain names

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Member of AMPPI, where Luis is an active member of the Trademarks Committee.

  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Les Cahiers de Propriété Intellectuelle, "La procédure d'opposition au Mexique", cowritten with Ana Nomen Corominas, Volume 29, No 1, Éditions Yvon Blais, Canada.

ROSA MARÍA FRANCO

PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION / 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Partner

rfranco@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE 

  • Privacy and Data Protection

  • Trademark Prosecution

  • Trademark Litigation

Rosa María leads the Privacy and Data Protection practice at AXKATI. She has specialized in advising clients on privacy and data protection issues, especially designing and implementing comprehensive privacy programs for companies of all sizes.

 

Rosa María is currently the Managing Director for Latin America of IAPP. She has participated as speaker in several conferences and seminars, including the Privacy Summit and Privacy Academy of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Forum on International Privacy Law.

 

Who’s Who Legal Mexico 2015 refers to Rosa María as “[a] fantastic Data Protection and Privacy lawyer. Her peers regard her as one of the most savvy and knowledgeable practitioners in the market”. 

 

Rosa María formerly worked with different firms in their Intellectual Property practices. She created and successfully led one of Mexico’s major law firms the Data Protection and Privacy area.

EDUCATION 

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals since 2012.

  • Diploma in Information Technology and Communications Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM), 2009.

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School, 2006.

  • Studied several Intellectual Property and Data Protection courses.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), ITAM, 2003.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Managing Director for Latin America (since December 2015) and formerly Co-Chair of the KnowledgeNet in Mexico City (2012-2016) of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

  • Member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, AMPPI). She was President (2013-2016) and formerly Coordinator (2011-2013) of the Information Technologies Committee of AMPPI.

  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

PUBLICATIONS 

  • RH Magazine, “La importancia de la Protección de Datos Personales en México” (The importance of data protection in Mexico), año 1,005, 2011. 

  • Privacy Laws & Business, “Mexico issues Data Protection Regulations”, issue 116, April 2012. 

  • Managing Intellectual Property, “Finally a modern data protection system”, November 2012. 

  • IDC Magazine, “Datos Personales y sus medios de defensa” (Personal Data and their Means of Defense), 2013. 

  • Managing Intellectual Property, “How to deal with security in the cloud”, November 2013. 

  • Bloomberg BNA. Bloomberg Law: Privacy & Data Security, contributor to the Mexico Country Profile (2015, updated every year).

INGRIDD MUÑIZ

CORPORATE

Partner

 

imuniz@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE​​

  • Corporate Law

  • Health Regulation

  • Administrative Law

  • Foreign Investment

  • Procurement

Ingridd is in charge of the corporate law practice at AXKATI. Her practice focuses on corporate, real estate, foreign investment, health and administrative law and regulations.

 

Ingridd has extensive experience in the development of due diligence procedures in corporate, administrative and health matters.

 

She also handles all corporate legal matters relating to the day-to-day activity of a company, such as the drafting and negotiation of contracts, conducting shareholder meetings and corporate book entries, or filling and follow-up of administrative litigation, procurement and amparo appeals.

 

Additionally, Ingridd frequently supports clients in the process of obtaining health registrations, permits, operation licenses and notices before the Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks ("Cofepris") and other health authorities. 

EDUCATION 

  • Advanced Master in Legal Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona (Spain), 2012.

  • Studied several courses and workshops in administrative and health matters.

  • Diploma in Translation of Legal Texts, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2009.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad del Valle de México, 2006.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

MARTÍN M. PEREYRA 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Partner

 

mpereyra@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE​​

  • Patent Prosecution

  • Patent Litigation

  • Trademark Prosecution

  • Trademark Litigation

  • IP Licensing

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

Martín leads the Patent law practice at AXKATI. He has advised national and international clients on all kinds patent issues, ranging from designing and implementing integral patent strategies, to performing patentability and freedom to use patent searches, filing and prosecuting national and international patent applications, patent litigation, coordinating international patent portfolios, drafting legal documents, obtaining economic funds for technology development, or performing due diligences.

 

Martín has also participated as speaker in several specialized conferences and seminars. 

 

Martín learned the ropes working for more than 21 years in one of the most renowned law firms in Mexico. He then went on to one of the major full practice firms worldwide, where he led the patent practice in Mexico and was an active member of the regional Latin-American group.

EDUCATION 

  • Studied several courses Industrial and Intellectual Property law and Commercial Arbitration. 

  • Magna Cum Laude at the Corporate Law Doctorate, Universidad Anáhuac in collaboration with the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2010.

  • LL.M. in Industrial and Intellectual Property and IT Technologies, Universidad de Alicante (Spain), 2003.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad Anáhuac, 2000.

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Coordinator of all Committees (2017-2019) and member of the board at the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, AMPPI), which is the Mexican chapter of The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). Martín has been President of the Patent Committee (2014-2017) and Coordinator of the Patent Committee (2011-2014).

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

  • International Trademark Association (INTA).

MANUEL AUGUSTO PÉREZ 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / LITIGATION

Partner

 

mperez@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Administrative-Contentious Litigation 

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Public procurement

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

Manuel Augusto leads the Litigation practice at AXKATI as a result of his large experience in Intellectual Property and Administrative Law. His practice is mainly focused on developing and implementing complex litigation strategies related to trademarks, patents, counterfeit, unfair competition and governmental managing decisions. 

 

Manuel Augusto appears before the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office, Mexican Copyrights Office, other administrative authorities, as well as courts. He represents and advises clients from a wide array of industries –from pharmaceuticals and electronics to alcohol, beverages and fashion.

 

He also provides strategic legal advice on Intellectual Property and business development. Manuel Augusto has also experience in representing clients in negotiations on dispute settlement agreements, Intellectual Property assets assignments and technology transfer. 

 

Manuel Augusto has been a professor of administrative law at Universidad La Salle in Mexico City.

EDUCATION ​​

  • Master in Corporate Law from the Universidad Anáhuac, 2012. 

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad La Salle, 2004. 

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Bloomberg BNA. World Intellectual Property Report, “Mexico Introduces New Trademark Opposition System”, Volume 30, Number 8, August 2016.

  • Bloomberg BNA. World Intellectual Property Report, “Mexican Court Decisions Clarify Trademark Invalidation Burdens, Copyright Royalties”, Volume 32, Number 8, October 2016.

ALFREDO PINEDA

Alfredo co-leads the litigation and enforcement practice at Axkati. He counsels and represents national and foreign clients on the issues of Mexican contract law applied to Intellectual Property, and most prominently the prosecution and litigation before administrative and judicial authorities regarding the defense of patent and trademark rights, copyrights, health registries, and other intellectual property rights. Alfredo has excelled in the litigation of well-known trademarks and pharmaceutical and mechanical patents. Throughout the years, his practice has also included anti-counterfeiting proceedings. 

 

Among the clients that have confided in his expertise, Alfredo counts renowned major companies in the fields of entertainment, pharma, and consumer products.

  

Alfredo has also lectured Intellectual Property at Universidad Panamericana’s School of Law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Partner

 

apineda@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE AREAS

  • Litigation and Prosecution

  • Trademarks

  • Copyrights

  • Anti-counterfeiting

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

EDUCATION ​​

  • Specialist Degree in Intellectual Property (with Honors), Universidad Panamericana, 2008.

  • Foreign attorney at the Intellectual Property practice of Spanish law firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Madrid (Spain), 2004-2005.

  • 40th Annual Academy of American and International Law, Institute for International and Comparative Law of the Center for American and International Law (formerly the Southwestern Legal Foundation), Dallas (United States), 2003.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad Panamericana, 2000.

  • Postgraduate Studies: "Delitos en Materia de Derechos de Autor", Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor and Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales, 1999.

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Trademark and Opposition Committee of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, AMPPI). 

  • International Trademark Association (INTA); Alfredo is an active member of INTA's Enforcement Committee.

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Copyright Infringement, “Mexico”, co-written with Edgar Mata, Kluwer Law International, Center for International Legal Studies, 2018. 

  • Design and Trade Dress Global International Update on Case Law & Practice, "Trade Dress related - Supreme's Court Decision", Issue 1/2016, Hogan Lovells Publications, 2016. 

EDUARDO TOLEDO 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Partner

 

etoledo@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE AREAS

  • Trademarks

  • Copyrights

  • Licensing 

  • Franchising

  • Domain Names

Eduardo co-leads the Trademark and Copyright areas at AXKATI. He specializes in advising clients in all matters relating to trademarks, slogans, trade names and domain names, particularly in creating and coordinating international intellectual property rights portfolios. In this respect, Eduardo stands out for his skills in planning optimal protection strategies for intellectual and industrial property rights. 

Eduardo counsels and guides clients in complex administrative and contentious matters and in the negotiation of intellectual property rights licenses and assignments. 

 

Before founding AXKATI with this partners, Eduardo worked in several renowned Mexican law firms. 

EDUCATION 

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Society Law, Universidad de Alicante (Spain), 2004.

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universidad Anáhuac, 1999. 

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Eduardo is an active member of the Trademark and Opposition Committee of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual, AMPPI). 

  • International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

VÍCTOR GARCÍA

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / DOMAIN NAMES LITIGATION

Of Counsel

vgarcia@axkati.mx

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Víctor concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property law, sports law and domain name litigation. He has represented several 500 Fortune companies, including some in the telecommunications, manufacturing and services industries. 

Víctor worked for 10 years as Intellectual Property Legal Counsel at América Móvil, S.A.B de C.V., a Forbes 2000 global company, before incorporating his own legal consulting company based in Switzerland in 2014, GAMA Consult GmbH. He also joined BrandIT GmbH, one of the most important domain name companies worldwide, as Online Enforcement Consultant in 2016.

 

Víctor has participated in several major commercial transactions and domain name litigation, including the negotiations of a media rights agreement with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, leading the trademark legal proceedings to rebrand one of the top ten Latin America’s brands for telecommunication services, advised a Mexican Football Club during the negotiation of a high profile football player transfer to the Premier League, and filing several domain name cases with successful resolutions.

PRACTICE

  • Domain Names

  • Domain Names Litigation

  • Trademarks

  • Sports Law

EDUCATION 

  • Summer Programme on International Sports Law, Asser Institute, Netherlands.

  • LL.M. of International Business Law, University of Zurich. 

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City.

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

  • German

ASSOCIATIONS 

  • Member of the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES). 

PUBLICATIONS 

ANA NOMEN

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Of Counsel

anomen@axkati.mx

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PRACTICE

  • Copyrights

  • Trademarks

  • Licensing

  • Franchising

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish

  • English

  • French

  • Italian

  • Catalan

  • German

Ana specializes in intellectual property law, particularly copyright law and the digital age. Her practice is based in developing strategies for the protection and licensing of intellectual property rights and assisting clients in the infringement of their rights.

 

Ana counsels clients in content generating industries such as publishing, internet and entertaining, design, art, and TV and audiovisual production, among others. Thanks to her international academic and professional experience, Ana deals with clients in Mexico, the United States and Europe, preparing strategies for the protection of their intellectual property rights in their expansion to international markets.

 

Additionally, Ana stands out in contract law applied to intellectual property rights. She drafts and negotiates copyright, trademark and industrial design licenses and assignments, as well as franchising, distribution, know-how licensing or non-disclosure agreements, among others. Particularly, she has vast experience in the intricacies of the publishing industry. 

EDUCATION 

  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 2010.

  • Master Degree in Publishing, IDEC-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain), 2008. 

  • Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent), Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain), 2006.

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Les Cahiers de Propriété Intellectuelle, "La procédure d'opposition au Mexique", cowritten with Luis Alcaraz, Volume 29, No 1, January 2017, Éditions Yvon Blais, Canada.

  • Les Cahiers de Propriété Intellectuelle, "Entre le droit d'auteur et le droit de marques: les réserves de droits au Mexique", Volume 26, No 1, January 2014, Éditions Yvon Blais, Canada.