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Fischer Abogados

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Managing Partner: Gustavo Fischer, Mercedes Castells
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 6

Firm Overview:
FISCHER ABOGADOS – Latin America – Innovation Powered. Future Driven.

Uruguay’s finest IP, technology law and innovation and litigation firm.

The firm embraces change and believes in delivering highest quality services in a world of changing landscape and emerging technologies, adhering to its core values of loyalty, perseverance, and excellence.

FISCHER Abogados is widely regarded as Uruguay’s powerhouse in intellectual property (IP), technology law and innovation, audiovisual, copyrights and entertainment, privacy and data protection, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory and administrative law, contracts and transactions.

At FISCHER Abogados, clients find quality over quantity. A combination of personal attention from a first-class professional organisation to the highest standards and service level requirements. The team is skilled, strongly business-oriented, proactive, and focused in providing creative and effective solutions.

FISCHER Abogados is here to stay.

The firm enjoys evolving with its clients, tackling the challenges ahead, and establishing long-term relationships with colleagues and clients.

IP, e-commerce, technology-based economy, privacy and data protection, entertainment, audiovisual and contents, and related legal issues have continued to expand in Uruguay. This was brought about by dynamic economic growth of the last years.

One distinctive feature of FISCHER Abogados is its assistance to local and international clients in strategic advice and management of their IP portfolios (patents and trademarks) in a wide variety of jurisdictions in Latin America and beyond.

FISCHER Abogados has been entrusted by local and international companies with the management of their IP rights in Uruguay, regionally and internationally. This is due to the international team’s competence and knowledge, the multi-language skills of its professionals, its reliable network of associates, the speed of response, its supporting portfolio management technology, the cost-effectiveness of its services, and the strategic overall view.

Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual property (IP); technology law and innovation; audiovisual, copyrights and entertainment; privacy and data protection; litigation and dispute resolution; regulatory and administrative law; contracts and transactions and international IP.

Intellectual Property:
FISCHER Abogados is the leading firm in Intellectual Property in Uruguay and the region.
Intellectual property and the protection of innovation and technological creations has been a cornerstone of the practice of the firm since its inception.
The firm’s services cover all aspects of intellectual property.
This includes obtaining all types of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents, pharmaceutical patents, industrial designs, utility models, and plant varieties.
FISCHER Abogados is also recognised for its strong litigation practice, including legal actions, litigation and defenses, anti-piracy, border measures and customs protection.
The firm is recognised as a leader in the field of patents and technological innovations. It assists in all stages of R&D and innovation projects for local and international technology-based companies, providing a framework for the protection of their inventions in Uruguay, the region and the world.

Technology Law & Innovation:
FISCHER Abogados speaks the language of technology. The firm’s advice spans from software, domain names, IT and technology agreements, biotechnology, startups and innovation projects, research and development, and intersection between employment and technology rights, acquisitions, transfers, and licensing.
It provides advice both in the traditional and the digital economy, e-commerce, and all aspects of doing business in the digital environment, including social networks, notice and takedown legal issues, and brand monitoring.

Privacy & Data Protection:
FISCHER Abogados is a pioneer in privacy and protection of personal data in Uruguay, and is at the forefront of this area that covers most of today’s economic activities.
From the privacy and data protection team of FISCHER Abogados it offers clients advice based on its vision and experience in the subject, not only referring to the activity in Uruguay, but also to cross border activities.
FISCHER Abogados privacy and data protection team counts with specialists and trained professionals with vast expertise in the field, with the ability to provide advice in the understanding of the local and international regulatory framework and requirements, GDPR compliance. The firm assists in implementing and operating compliance programs, raising awareness, implementing training and education, assisting in breach and incident reaction, and performing due diligence and audits of client’s performance in data protection.

Entertainment & Copyrights:
FISCHER Abogados is the name to call in these fields and has a well-established reputation. It provides advice in filmmaking and producers rights, chain of ownership (COT) contracts and legal issues, tax and legal issues in the audiovisual industry, copyrights, image and publicity rights, advertising law, music and producers rights, computer software, domain names, advertising and promotions, video games, sports law, ambush marketing.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
FISCHER Abogados is proud of the litigation skills of its litigation team. It has an impressive record and involvement in enforcing and defending clients’ rights, including high profile and cutting–edge cases. Practice includes actions before First Instance Courts, Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court of Justice, High Administrative Court, the Uruguayan Patent and Trademark Office, Copyright Office, and other administrative agencies and bodies.

International IP:
FISCHER International is distinguished by a marked international vocation when it comes to providing legal and intellectual property solutions.
The firm is aware that in the modern world successful companies are those that conceive their activity from a global perspective, covering regions and not countries, and also taking into account the digital environment. The team of FISCHER International accompanys clients and helps them to face the sophisticated legal and technical challenges of the current world and at the same time maximise the multiple opportunities to add value to their intangible assets.
The FISCHER International team has vast experience in the management of trademark and IP portfolios at the global level, management and coordination of international patenting projects, as well as providing cross-border legal solutions.
The team takes care of the coordination and management of projects in different jurisdictions, acting as the point of reference to the client and providing a comprehensive vision to make decisions.

Administrative & Regulatory:
The firm’s regulatory practice covers a wide range of industries and services, including inter alia food, pharma, agrochemicals, design, advertising, audiovisual, music and entertainment, IT and software development, vehicle and car manufacturing.
The firm has intense practice in administrative contracts, public biddings and tenders, administrative petitions, review of agency adjudication, judicial review, defenses and injunctive relief against agency action, unconstitutionality of law.

Contracts & Transactions:
A large part of the firm’s practice is devoted to contracts and transactions. Going from distribution, franchise and agency agreements, to license and manufacture agreements, IT and software development, technology asset purchase agreements, audits and due diligence, real estate assets, confidentiality agreements, assignment of IPRs.

Languages:
English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.