ClarkeModet > Buenos Aires, Argentina > Firm Profile

Lavalle 190 piso 3º C1047AAD

Argentina > Intellectual property Tier 4

IP legal, technical and consultancy firm ClarkeModet provides experience across industry sectors on the management, protection, defence and enforcement of IP assets. The practice handles the filing and management of intellectual and industrial property rights, as well as advising on compliance, anti-trust and IP strategies related to technology transfers, intangible asset monetization and profitability. Managing director Diego Leandro Izón  co-leads the team with legal director Marcos Santiváñez Vieyra , whose strengths are corporate, contractual and contentious advice on IP matters; and María Cecilia Aloise   (recently appointed inventions director for the Southern Cone), who specialises in the acquisition, protection, administration and commercial exploitation of IP assets.

Practice head(s):

Diego Leandro Izón; Marcos Santiváñez Vieyra; Maria Cecilia Aloise

Founded in Spain in 1879, the Group ClarkeModet is the leader in intellectual property in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. 

In the 1940’s, the group started opening commercial offices to be closer to its clients and in the 60’s it embarked on its international expansion, opening branches in Argentina, Brazil, Portugal, Venezuela and Mexico. Thirty years later, the deployment continued with the incorporation of the companies in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay.  

Thanks to that, the group has a unique structure that combines direct presence through its own companies in the ten main Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and an international network of experts serving the whole world. 

Established in 1965, ClarkeModet Argentina has been traditionally focused in the filing and prosecution of trademarks and patents, being the second largest filing firm regarding patents in Argentina and one of the top-five trademark filing firms. 

ClarkeModet Argentina has an active and qualified team of 35+ professionals composed of lawyers, chemists, biologists, and industrial property agents who work together to offer customized solutions and guidance for clients through their intellectual and industrial property rights’ life cycle. 

The firm’s experienced team in the legal and technical department support its clients throughout the entire patent life cycle, which includes counselling the best course of action, advice regarding patentable subject matter, prior art search, FTO reports, drafting and filing patent applications and the prosecution thereof, which involves the response to complex office actions, filing divisional applications and third party observations. We provide customized solutions, during and after each process.  

Additionally, the legal team, integrated by seven experienced lawyers in managing large patent and trademark portfolios, provides legal advice regarding patent infringement actions, negotiations as well as non-contentious matters such as drafting NDA agreements, license agreements and technology transfer contracts. 

Very recently, ClarkeModet Argentina has decided to expand the legal services it provides to its clients, from the traditional ones mentioned above, to more complex and high-value services such as day-to-day legal, corporate and contractual counselling in connection with IP matters, assistance in intellectual and industrial property litigation and strategies, and other areas related to electronic commerce, privacy, protection of personal data and technology, including but not limited to the following: (i) legal opinions, expert reports and contractual matters related to trademarks, licenses, utility models, models and industrial designs; (ii) copyright; (iii) technology transfer; (iv) auditing or due diligence processes; (v) privacy and data protection; (vi) new technologies; (vii) e-commerce and cloud services; (viii) entertainment; (ix) know-how, trade and industrial secrets; (x) consumer protections and commercial loyalty in connection to trademarks; (xi) advertising; (xii) right to honor and image; (xiii) domain names and Internet; among others. 

Technical and Legal Services Marcos Santivañez Vieyra 11 5258 0255
Legal Services María Alicia Najera 11 5258 0255
Business Development Director & Prosecution Director María Cecilia 11 5258 0255
María Cecilia Aloise photoMs María Cecilia AloiseCecilia leads the Prosecution Department of ClarkeModet Argentina as well as its local Business    
María Alicia Nájera photoMs María Alicia NájeraLegal Director of ClarkeModet Argentina.In her daily work at ClarkeModet Argentina, María advices the firm’s clients on legal…
Marcos Santivañez Vieyra photoMr Marcos Santivañez VieyraDirector of the Technical and Legal Services Department of ClarkeModet Argentina