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Alejandro Luna Fandiño

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Career

Since joining OLIVARES in 1996 and being made partner in 2005, Alejandro Luna has been instrumental to the firm’s IP Litigation, Regulatory, and Administrative Litigation practices. He co-chairs the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Law industry group and coordinates the Litigation Department.

As one of the few patent and regulatory litigation experts in the country, Mr. Luna has played a crucial role in updating Mexico’s intellectual property (IP) system. He participated in questioning the constitutionality of certain provisions of Mexico’s Industrial Property Law, the Federal Copyright Law, and the Health Law and its regulation. He sponsored an important proposal to modify the litigation and enforcement systems that made it easier to obtain monetary compensation for violations of IP rights.

Mr. Luna is also the author of several articles on patents, litigation, and regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical industries. He is a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in the IP Master of Law and the Health Law program and currently is working on his doctoral thesis, titled “The Impact of International Treaties in the Mexican Patent Law, Pharmaceutical Patents and Related Enforcement”.