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Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C.
Website: www.uhthoff.com.mx
Tel: +52 55 5533 5060
Fax: + 52 55 5208 8387

Chairman: Mr. Mario Ponce
Managing Partners: 6
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. is the clear leader of the IP firms in Mexico. For over a century the firm has been providing legal services to clients both domestically and around the globe. The firm is one of the most prestigious and recognized law firms in the country, with an undeniable track record of success across a spectrum of services in an array of different industries. The combined expertise at the firm, not only in delivering the legal services clients expect, but in doing so with the insight and awareness of what drives clients’ passion for innovation is what sets the firm apart.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

New Creations
Patents, utility models, industrial designs, integrated circuits and plant varieties. The department in charge of new creations is made up not only of lawyers who are experts in the area, but also engineers specialised in different fields of industry. Uhthoff is the leading firm in the filing and prosecution of patent applications in Mexico and has filed the largest number of patent applications in Mexico every year for the last twenty years.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Javier UHTHOFF and Mr. Eugenio PEREZ.
Fee earners: 12
Based in Mexico City.

Distinctive Signs (Trademarks, Denominations of Origin, Trade Names & Commercial Slogans)
This area handles services concerning all aspects related to the registration and maintenance of trade and service marks in accordance with Mexican and international policy and law. The firm also holds the number one spot in the total number of trademark applications filed every year in Mexico.

Numbers of partners: 3 - Mrs. Consuelo GONZÁLEZ, Mr. Eryck CASTILLO and Mrs. Marcela BOLLAND.
Fee earners: 9
Based in Mexico City.

Copyrights
Protection of artistic and intellectual works and obtention of their registration before the National Institute of Copyright. The firm counsels and sponsors its clients in the defense of their copyrights and provides assistance in enforcement actions against infringers, with a strong practice in the obtention of copyright protection.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Mario PONCE and Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 3
Based in Mexico City.

Litigation
This area of the firm protects and enforces its clients’ intellectual property rights. The firm’s litigation team has extensive expertise in handing general litigation, enforcement actions, customs and international trade issues, administrative, civil and criminal matters and develops tailor-made anti-counterfeiting programs. The firm handles the largest percentage of IP litigation in Mexico, both before the IMPI and with Federal Courts.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Saúl SANTOYO and MR. Xavier HADAD.
Fee earners: 5
Based in Mexico City.

Corporate & Commercial
The firm offers its clients an integral service that includes legal counsel in corporate and commercial matters in Mexico, from business incorporation to all general affairs in relation to legal aspects of commercial and business operations performed daily by companies and individuals. Although the firm’s core practice is in the IP field, throughout the years it has incorporated other areas of law and now offers services in corporate and transactional law.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Mario PONCE and Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 3
Based in Mexico City.

Media & Entertainment Law
The media and entertainment practice covers all the issues faced by film, television, music, internet, news media, videogames and radio companies across many practice areas of the law, such as intellectual property, regulatory, copyright, data protection, agreements and negotiations to produce a single integrated approach ready to face the increasingly complex Mexican regulatory environment governing media production. Additionally, the practice offers legal counsel to advise its clients on the intricacies of running contests and sweepstakes.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Mario PONCE and Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 4
Based in Mexico City

Sports
The practice within this area combines the necessary knowledge and expertise of different areas of law, including copyright, contracts and litigation, with a deep knowledge of all major disciplines of sports and international sports culture within different geographical zones and countries, thus providing clients with excellence in all services.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Saúl SANTOYO and Mr. Xavier HADAD.
Fee earners: 1
Based in Mexico City

Licensing
The licensing department provides expert advice on: negotiation, design, elaboration, administration and analysis of licensing contracts in intellectual property rights, franchise and transfer of technology.

Numbers of partners: 1 - Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 1
Based in Mexico City.

Domain Names
The firm has developed a team of experts to proactively represent clients in domain names disputes according to WIPO policies and rules, particularly on behalf of companies seeking to enforce their trademarks against cyber pirates.

Numbers of partners: 1 - Mr. Eryck CASTILLO.
Fee earners: 3
Based in Mexico City

Plant Breeder’s Rights
Newly developed plant varieties are susceptible to exclusivity IP rights in Mexico under the figure of Plant Breeder’s Rights. The firm has ample experience in filing, prosecution and the enforcement of such rights. With a staff of qualified life-science specialists and experienced attorneys, it provides a high quality and full scope service in this area for individuals and companies that seek to protect their new plant variety developments.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Javier UHTHOFF and Mr. Eugenio PEREZ.
Fee earners: 3
Based in Mexico City.

Services Through Alliances with Specialized Firms
In addition to the above, the firm has established important associations with specialised Mexican firms that handle labor, tax, civil and commercial litigation; all important areas of law that are now available to the firm’s clients. Working in all these specialised areas, the firm has evolved through the years, ensuring that its staff and professional team is at the forefront and abreast of all new laws and legal initiatives and always providing its services aligned with its principles of ethics and honesty, respect, building lasting relationships and committed professionalism.

Numbers of partners: 4 - Mr. Mario PONCE, Mr. Saúl SANTOYO, Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ-TORRADO and Mr. Xavier HADAD
Fee earners: Only the above partners.
Based in Mexico City.

Environmental Law
The practice provides regulatory solutions in connections with day to day and complex environmental regulatory issues and projects for different industrial sectors. It provides services such as; consultancy in matters of national waters, obtaining concessions to exploit them, permits to discharge wastewater and the execution of hydraulic infrastructure works, among others. Advice on the allowance of industrial production facilities, cleanup pf contaminated sites, reduction of noise and air emissions, emissions trading, chemical regulations, waste regulations and restrictions on hazardous substances.

Numbers of partners: 1 - Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 1
Based in Mexico City.

Health Law
The practice helps its clients to comply with their health law requirements by providing advice on every aspect of health law. The group provides information concerning the regulations that must be complied with, and the permits that must be obtained by manufacturers and importers, for the preparation and sale of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, cleansers, food supplements, cosmetics and medicines.

Numbers of partners: 2 - Mr. Mario PONCE and Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO
Fee earners: 3
Based in Mexico City

Consumer Protection
In line with its health and environmental management practice, the firm handles legal procedures before the Federal Commission for the Protection of Consumer´s Rights (PROFECO) and provide advice on Mexican Official Standars (NOM – Norma Oficial Mexicana).

Numbers of partners: 1 - Mr. Ignacio DOMÍNGUEZ – TORRADO.
Fee earners: 1
Based in Mexico City.

Contact:
Tel:
52 55 5533 5060
Email: [email protected]    [email protected]

Office:
Hamburgo 260
Col Juárez
06600
Mexico City

PRACTICE AREAS
New Creations 
Distinctive Signs (Trademarks, Denominations of Origin, Trade Names & Commercial Slogans) 
Copyrights 
Litigation 
Corporate & Commercial 
Media & Entertainment Law 
Sports 
Licensing 
Domain Names 
Plant Breeder’s Rights 
Environmental Law 
Health Law 
Consumer Protection

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