Mr Uri Weinstok > BLP > San Jose, Costa Rica > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Uri Weinstok
Antitrust-Competition, Consumer Protection & Advertising, Corporate & Commercial and Intellectual Property,
Partner – Head of Antitrust-Competition and Consumer Protection & Advertising Practices, and Co-Director of Intellectual Property
In 2015, with more than 20 years of legal experience, merges his firm Weinstok Abogados with BLP’s team, to become Head of Antitrust-Competition and Consumer Protection & Advertising Practices, and Co-Director of Intellectual Property,
Spanish, English & Hebrew
Uri, for over ten years, was a member of the national competition authority (Comisión para Promover la Competencia), in which he also served as Chairman. He has also served as international consultant for the World Bank and for the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in connection with regulatory and consumer protection issues. Today, he is actively involved in the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), an international organization integrated by lawyers with knowledge in advertising, marketing and promotion law, in which BLP is the exclusive member for Costa Rica. In addition, Uri is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and of the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI).
Uri graduated with honors from Universidad de Costa Rica in 1996. In addition, he has a postgraduate degree in Competition Law from King’s College of the University of London since 2001. Uri is also certified to act as commercial arbitrator by Universidad Cooperación Internacional (UCI).
Under the leadership of Giselle Reuben, BLP‘s IP department regularly acts for international clients such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Scotiabank, Amazon and Unilever. In a recent work highlight, department head and up-and-coming associate León Weinstok advised Pandora Jewellery on a raid against counterfeit products infringing the client’s rights. Uri Weinstok was entrusted with handling more than 50 trade mark applications throughout Central America for H&M, and the team also assisted Uber Technologies with the notification process for a data breach and co-ordination with the Data Protection Agency in order to avoid any sanctions.