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Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Full-service powerhouse with a market-leading IP practice adept at handling complex trade mark and patent disputes before administrative bodies and civil courts. Also assists clients with trade marks and patent prosecution. Advice extends to copyright matters and health permits. Client portfolio includes major names from the pharmaceutical, food and drink, and consumer goods industries. Team complements the firm's strong corporate practice, handling all IP aspects involved in M&A transactions.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Lilly Acevedo co-heads the IP practice at the firm. One client describes her as "brilliant, extremely capable and very detail-oriented." Another says: "I love working with Lilly, she looks for long-term solutions not short-term fixes." Her practice covers trade marks, patents and health permits for food and drink and consumer products.

Practice co-head and name partner Mary Fernández Rodríguez divides her time between corporate and IP. Clients lavish her with praise, with one source stating: "She is a brilliant person who I admire and respect. She is a practical person who looks for solutions and makes sure things flow. The quality of her work is excellent, she is focused on perfection." Another source agrees, calling her "the Lionel Messi or Cristano Ronaldo of her team."

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Overview

Headrick’s Intellectual Property/Life Sciences & Healthcare Department is the largest for a full practice firm and the most wide-reaching when compared with other Firms in the Dominican market. Headrick´s team has 2 partners, 6 associates and 2 paralegals that work full time in IP, life sciences and healthcare services, including regulatory work performed for the food and beverage sector.

The Department is recognized for being well diversified and able to handle high profile cases, by developing strategies for clients who seek advice on TM prosecution, patents, copyright, and litigation. Presently, our TM portfolio surpasses the 8,500 count. This IP practice walks alongside with the regulatory work for food and beverage, and drugs companies, and the work demanded by healthcare providers, the Government itself and multi-national pharmaceuticals, that request advise for better procurement practices, distribution contracts, transactions and  all other aspects that could impact access to medications and medical supplies.

Headrick works for international clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Molson Coors, The Hershey Company, Caesars Entertainment, Hilton Worldwide, Arla Foods, Grünenthal, Chinoin, and key local players such as Grupo Puntacana, S.A., Mejía Arcalá (local distributor for Milex) and Grupo SID (Induveca, Mercasid, Agua Crystal).



Intellectual Property

Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernández

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Location

Calle Gustavo Mejía Ricart 106

Torre Piantini, 6th Floor

Santo Domingo

Distrito Nacional

Dominican Republic

10148

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Dominican Republic

Intellectual Property


Lilly Acevedo
Up and Coming
Mary Fernández Rodríguez
Band 1