Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo > Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Business Transactions.




Juan specializes in Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Domain Names, including management, prosecution, litigation, licensing and enforcement of IP.

He is an experienced IP attorney handling and prosecuting all kinds of matters involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names and related litigation, before administrative, civil and criminal authorities by strategic planning, portfolio analysis and client counselling.


Juan is a Spanish native speaker and is fluent in English.


Juan is a Mediator for Intellectual Property Disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), also member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); member of the Bullettin Committee-Latin America of the International Trademark Association (INTA); former Partner at Cervantes Sainz and Senior Attorney at Arochi Lindner, he has been local associate for Qualcomm Incorporated, Discovery Communications, Mars Incorporated, British American Tobacco, World Trade Centers Association and many other international corporations.


  • Universidad de Alicante, Spain (LLM in Intellectual Property Law).
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México Postgraduate studies in Intellectual Property.
  • Universidad Anahuac J.D. Admitted 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Life sciences

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego ‘keeps growing enormously in the speciality of life sciences’, offering clients transactional and regulatory legal advice, life sciences-focused due diligence support, and providing technical and legal support in obtaining health care, biotechnology and other related authorisations. Another key service provided by the firm is legal representation before the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), and other relevant authorities. Jointly headed by Adrián del Paso, who is well known for his environmental expertise but is increasingly active in the life sciences sector; and Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo, the team’s recent work highlights have included the review of numerous complex contracts related to the commercialisation and distribution of foreign third-party pharmaceutical products.

Mexico > Intellectual property

Partner Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo heads the IP practice at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, which is a popular choice for clients from the pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotech industries. Alvarez handles and prosecutes a broad range of matters involving trade marks, patents, copyright, domain names and related litigation; he also plays a significant role in the firm’s life sciences practice.