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OLIVARES

PEDRO LUIS OGAZÓN 17, COL. SAN ÁNGEL, 01000, MÉXICO, D.F., MEXICO
Tel:
Work +52 55 5322 3000
Fax:
Fax +52 55 5322 3001
Email:
Web:
http://www.olivares.com.mx
Guadalajara, Mexico City
OLIVARES, Luis C Schmidt, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Luis C Schmidt

Tel:
Work +5255 5322 3000
Email:
Web:
www.olivares.mx
OLIVARES

Work Department

• Copyright
• IP Litigation & ADR Sports
• Media & Entertainment Law

Position

Partner He possesses nearly 30 years of intellectual property experience in all areas of IP, but in the last ten years he has specialized in the areas of entertainment and media law.

Career

Dubbed by his peers as “one of the most knowledgeable IP lawyers in Mexico,” according to Chambers and Partners, Luis Schmidt’s focus is on achieving fair and just protection for his clients. He joined OLIVARES in 1991, became a partner in 1995, and has almost 40 years of legal experience, with a specialization in copyright in the realms of entertainment and culture. He has represented the world’s leading companies in the music, film, television, book publishing, fine art, design, folklore and software industries.

 

Mr. Schmidt is head of the firm’s entertainment group, which handles matters pertaining to copyright law and related IP rights, as well as the full range of transactional, litigation and consulting matters. The group Mr. Schmidt heads is experienced in designing and negotiating production or distribution of audiovisual or music projects, including the drafting of IP, finance, and insurance agreements, as well as other transactional matters. The group is particularly strong on litigating cases across the spectrum of IP and related areas, including civil, criminal, and administrative actions for validity or ownership of IP rights; IP infringement; defamation and freedom of expression; and anti-counterfeiting and piracy, particularly take-downs and website blocking. The team also handles alternative dispute resolution (ADR) cases, with an emphasis on World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) disputes. The group handles regulatory work before the Copyright Office and other agencies of the federal and local governments that specialize in film or cultural affairs. It is quite experienced in matters pertaining to collective management systems and performs thorough clearance of rights for films, series, documentaries, and other audiovisual or music productions.

Mr. Schmidt published a book in 2013 titled Intellectual Property, Past & Future.

In 2008, he contributed a Mexican chapter to the book Copyright Throughout the World, published by Thomson West and Slike Von Lewinsky, of the Max Planck Institute. He also has published four books of literature and has recorded, composed, and performed music.

Mr. Schmidt’s representative clients have included:

Award winning film directors such as: 

  • Alfonso Cuaron, including on his recent Venice festival and Golden Globe winning film, Roma
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Gael García
  • Diego Luna
  • Eugenio Derbez
  • Gary Alazraki
  • Michel Franco

Mexican music stars such as:

  • Los Tigres del Norte
  • Pepe Aguilar
  • Diego Verdaguer

Entertainment companies such as:

  • Netflix
  • MPAA
  • RIAA
  • Warner Brothers, including WB Pictures, Warner Music, DC Comics, Shed Media
  • Fox, including Fox TV, Fox Sports, Fox Channel, 20th Century Fox, National Geographic.
  • Dish/MVS
  • Claro Vídeo/Uno TV
La Liga (Spanish soccer league)

Languages

Spanish, English, German

Member

  • Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (AMPPI)
  • Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
  • Counsel for CANACINE (Mexican film chamber).

Education

  • Universiteit van Amsterdam

Diploma in International Copyright Law, 2000

  • Franklin Pierce Law Center

Masters in Intellectual Property Law, 1990

  • Georgetown University

Diploma in Marketing and Law, 1990

  • Universidad Panamericana

Diploma in Amparo Law, 1988

  • Universidad Panamericana

Diploma in Business Law, 1987

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Juris Doctor, 1986


Mexico

Intellectual property

Within: Leading individuals

Luis Schmidt - OLIVARES

Within: Intellectual property

OLIVARES is one of the leading IP boutiques in the market, praised for its 'knowledge of trademark law in Mexico and willingness to give practical, concise advice'.  The 'very responsive' team covers all aspects of the IP spectrum and is commended for 'articulating clear strategy'. The practice represented pharmaceutical advocacy group AMIIF, recently, with regard to regulatory, patent and enforcement-related issues in the context of the renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement. A team is also representing a group of pharma companies, including Takeda, Celgene, and Abbvie, on an administrative dispute concerning Data Package Exclusivity.  Key partners include Sergio L Olivares, Jr. for patents, Luis Schmidt for copyright, Gustavo Alcocer for licensing and contracts, Antonio Belaunzarán for trade marks, and Alejandro Luna for litigation. Major clients include Netflix, Campbell Soup, JT International, Microsoft, and Novartis.

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