Arochi & Lindner

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Top-tier IP boutique with a stellar reputation for handling all aspects of IP law, especially excelling in patent and trade mark enforcement through skilled commercial litigation. Boasts a considerable volume of renowned clients from the technology, entertainment and food and beverage industries, among others. Anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting are additional areas of expertise.

Strengths Market sources clearly pinpoint the firm's IP litigation skills, explaining: "They knew the process very well, all the ins and outs of IP in Mexico. They are very diligent and extremely good at what they do. They litigated flawlessly."

Further research reveals: "I would use Arochi & Lindner for litigation work. They have strong litigation skills and very sound knowledge in complicated trade mark enforcement matters."

Work highlights Assisted Merck KGaA with obtaining a declaration of the fame of the MERCK trade mark before the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property.

Notable practitioners

Head of patent litigation, senior partner Hedwig Lindner is a renowned figure in the pharmaceutical IP sector and is particularly admired for her market-leading litigation skills. She is universally revered by peers as a first-rate practitioner, with sources remarking that "she is a very good litigator," as well as "a great lawyer" and "without a doubt top-tier." She maintains her position as a regular adviser to esteemed biotech companies and manufacturers of medical devices on an array of IP litigation matters, also advising on regulatory issues in the sector.

Jorge Mier y Concha leads the patent and copyright department, with a demonstrated focus on patent design and trade mark infringement cases that require complex litigation. Clients highlight his knowledge and service, one saying: "He has sound knowledge of patent issues and is an institution in Mexico," and another adding: "He is prompt, efficient and provides excellent legal advice."

Lead partner of the trade marks and other distinctive signs department, Maria Teresa Eljure garners very positive feedback from her peers. One interviewee comments: "I have a very good opinion of her. She is very reasonable, diligent and a good lawyer." She is well versed in trade mark prosecution and enforcement.

Managing partner Roberto Arochi maintains his front-running reputation in the Mexican IP market, much acclaimed for his frequent representation of a plethora of prestigious clients from the fashion, pharmaceutical and food and drink realms in contentious trade mark cases. Market commentators say: "He is a very well-known figure in the market. He is an esteemed practitioner." In addition to patent litigation, he is extremely well versed in unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting.