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Marval O’Farrell Mairal

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Argentina > Intellectual property

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Standing strong at the top of the market, Marval O’Farrell Mairal’s widely admired IP practice is held up as ‘impossible to compete with’ by clients. The firm’s ‘unrivalled depth of team’, ‘high volume of cases’ and ‘specialist lawyers’ ensure it maintains a significant lead over its competitors and the client consensus is ‘few firms come close’. The comprehensive nine-partner group fields experts in patents, trade marks, IP litigation and enforcement, with its broad sector expertise spanning the pharmaceutical, luxury goods, TMT, and food and beverage industries, among others. On the patent side, the firm’s dominant position translates into a 45% share of patent litigation cases in Argentina — patent heavyweight Martín Bensadon continues to be a prominent player in that space. On the trade mark front, Sergio Ellmann is a high-profile figure and recently assisted Ultimate Fitness Club with correcting a mistake whereby the wrong trade mark was published — the correction was allowed on appeal. The team also includes widely revered IP litigator Gustavo Giay, who acted with Martín Chajchir to advise Procter & Gamble on an anti-counterfeiting programme to block the large-scale counterfeiting of its Ariel laundry detergent. Other names to note include trademark specialist Iris Quadrio, counsel Iván Poli and impressive patent litigation partner Ignacio Sánchez Echagüe.