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Leading lawyers

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    • María Fernanda Alonso Durán - Pittaluga Abogados
    • Virginia Cervieri - Cervieri Monsuárez y Asociados
    • Matias Cikato - Cikato Lawyers - Intellectual Property
    • Agustina Fernández Giambruno - Fernández Secco & Asociados
    • Gustavo Fischer - Fischer Abogados
    • Victoria Fox - Fox & Lapenne
    • Agustín Mayer - Ferrere

Next generation lawyers

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In 2017, Fernández Secco & Asociados bolstered its team with the hire of associate Paula Porteiro Repetto from Guyer & Regules, who brings to bear a sound background in corporate matters. The team continues to increase its already sizeable share of patent and trade mark applications, and it also handles anti-counterfeiting matters and IP litigation. Agustina Fernández Giambruno is a key contact in a practice group that counts Hershey, Urufarma and Peugeot Citroën among its clients.

The ‘very fast and clear’ group at Ferrere impresses with its ‘impeccable lawyers’ and ‘great experience in complex cases’. In particular Agustín Mayer – who was recently made managing partner – has ‘strong knowledge’ and successfully helped Apple to overcome Swatch’s opposition to its registration of the ‘iWatch’ trade mark. Senior associates Martín Pesce and Alejandro Alterwain are also recommended.

Fischer Abogados scores highly for its ‘strong mastery of the most difficult concepts of international IP law’, with name partner Gustavo Fischer highlighted for his ‘vast knowledge and innovative thinking’. The practice routinely advises on portfolio management, IP transactions and contentious issues, and also has notable strength in technology matters. The team has successfully represented several major multinational clients in numerous trade mark and patent disputes over the past year.

Fox & Lapenne maintains its enviable record in IP prosecution, where its market share places it among the top three firms for both patent and trade mark filings. Trade mark specialist Victoria Fox, who handles a wide range of prosecution, anti-counterfeiting and litigation matters, is a respected figure in the market. Representative clients include Facebook and McDonald’s.

Client-focused and knowledgeable’, Cervieri Monsuárez y Asociados provides a ‘first-class service’. The team draws upon the expertise of ‘extremely proactive’ senior partner Virginia Cervieri, the ‘diligent and professional’ Anabel Frachia and trade mark and patent prosecution head Natalia Paladino. Adidas, Chanel and Sony are all on the firm’s books.

Cikato Lawyers - Intellectual Property’s comprehensive practice takes in the full spread of IP prosecution, strategy and contentious matters, but it is particularly well versed in trade mark portfolio management. Clients include major multinationals from the fashion, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Matias Cikato is recommended.

Pittaluga Abogados acts for an impressive raft of global corporations, including Abbott Laboratories, FIFA and Unilever. Trade marks, patents, copyright and domain names are all among its areas of expertise and the team also has experience in prosecution, strategy and contentious matters. Senior associate María Fernanda Alonso Durán is highly regarded.

Best known for its work in the trade mark area, IP boutique Vanrell Propiedad Intelectual also has robust experience in patent, copyright and industrial design issues. Senior partner and intellectual property agent Juan Vanrell leads the practice. On the legal side, the firm draws on the experience of partners Verónica Vanrell and Fabiana Mateos.

Bacot & Bacot secures a significant volume of trade mark applications, particularly on behalf of local companies – although it also routinely acts for foreign clients. In addition, the practice group evidences capability in non-contentious patent and copyright issues. Senior partner Oscar Bacot is a seasoned specialist.

Bergstein leverages its contentious firepower to specialise in IP litigation, with notable expertise in parallel imports, anti-counterfeiting and competition-related matters. Associate Silvina Vila is the key contact.

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