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Marval O'Farrell Mairal

Intellectual Property

6 ranked lawyersBand 1ArgentinaLatin America 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Heavyweight firm with a front-running IP department. Frequently retained by local and international companies to handle a myriad of complex issues, including trade mark and patent prosecution, as well as contentious proceedings. Highly valued for its know-how in the biotechnology space, such as advising on plant variety rights. Marval O'Farrell Mairal provides additional counsel on appellation of origin and technology transfer agreements. Clients hail from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, manufacturing and entertainment.

Strengths

"They are very commercially aware and ready to listen and understand our priorities," commends a client who further lauds the team members as "very responsive professionals who have excellent language skills and are easy to work with."

A market onlooker also says: "Marval O'Farrell Mairal is distinguished by its excellence. Their professionals are very good from a technical and from a case management perspective. They constantly create interesting content, and they are always on top of the day-to-day work."

Work highlights

Marval O'Farrell Mairal's intellectual property team advised Gilead Pharmasset on a patent infringement case involving the enforcement of a product for the treatment of hepatitis C in Argentina.

Notable practitioners

An interviewee applauds Gustavo Giay for being "a distinguished lawyer who offers a comprehensive service and strong trade mark litigation expertise." Another interviewee further describes him as "an excellent professional." Gustavo Giay is frequently sought out by clients to assist with intellectual property enforcement in Argentina, including injunctions and criminal complaints.

Active partner Ignacio Manuel Sánchez Echagüe is "an excellent lawyer" who provides "high-quality services in the intellectual property arena," according to interviewees. Ignacio Manuel Sánchez Echagüe is well known for assisting clients with patent infringement cases and damages actions.

Highly regarded partner Iris Quadrio offers significant trade mark expertise, providing advice to local and international clients on infringement and opposition cases. A market commentator says: "Iris Quadrio is a very talented lawyer who is able to give simple explanations to complex matters. She is organised and is able to come up with creative solutions to problems."

Outstanding practitioner Martín Bensadón "is a great lawyer with a particular expertise in the patent arena," an interviewee reports. A market onlooker further describes him as "an excellent IP professional," while a third commentator attests to his standing in the market and says: "Martín Bensadón is a renowned lawyer who is very active in this field." Clients benefit from his extensive expertise in patent prosecution and litigation.

Well-regarded partner Sergio Ellmann "is a very capable trade mark lawyer who is very experienced in the field," a market observer remarks. Another interviewee points to his "longstanding presence in the market," as well as his "good legal skills" as key strengths. Sergio Ellmann plays a key role advising clients on trade mark prosecution and portfolio management.

Associate-to-watch Verónica María Canese Méndez joins the rankings for the first time this year after receiving strong feedback from interviewees, with one stating: "She is a very skilled lawyer who offers extensive expertise in copyright litigation." She is also adept at advising clients on trade mark prosecutions and oppositions.

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Overview

Marval is equally strong in patents, trademarks and IP litigation. We assist clients with the most high profile, complex and sophisticated IP matters.

Our IP department provides a comprehensive service covering searching, filing, prosecution, registration and protection of IP rights including patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and plant varieties. We handle dispute resolution, border measures, transactional due diligence, technology transfer, data protection, advertising and entertainment law, internet and information technology, and unfair competition.

Intellectual Property

Marval O'Farrell Mairal

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Location

Av. Leandro N. Alem 882

Buenos Aires

Capital Federal

Argentina

C1001AAQ

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Argentina

Intellectual Property


Gustavo Giay
Band 2
Ignacio Manuel Sánchez Echagüe
Band 4
Iris Quadrio
Band 2
Martín Bensadón
Band 1
Sergio M Ellmann
Band 2
Verónica María Canese Méndez
Associates to watch