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.
"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."
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.
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.