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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

López Melih y Estrada S.C.

Well regarded in the market for its litigation work in this area, López Melih y Estrada S.C. continues to represent secured creditors GE Capital, CEF México and GE Servicios Financieros in the bankruptcy of Turbo (fmly: Biciclo); having previously also represented Urbi Desarrollos in its bankruptcy. Name partner Alfonso López Melih’s practice – he leads on the above mandates – is well regarded by market commentators.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 3

López Melih y Estrada S.C.

Antitrust litigation is a core area for the impressive team at López Melih y Estrada S.C.. Alfonso Martin López Melih and Juan Pablo Estrada Michel both have very active practices and have been involved in many major cases over the years. The firm is particularly strong on the telecoms front, where it regularly represents América Móvil and Radiomóvil Dipsa (Telcel) in relation to regulatory and antitrust issues, including dominant position claims, before the IFT. Beyond the telecoms sphere, the firm has also represented major clients in the aviation and dairy sectors in relation to investigations.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

López Melih y Estrada S.C.

Extremely well respected for its expertise in antitrust and insolvency disputes, López Melih y Estrada S.C. is also active in other areas of civil and administrative litigation. It often acts on the debtor side in bankruptcy litigation, and also has a strong track record in shareholder claims. It is currently representing a major sovereign fund in a significant dispute in the energy sector. Alfonso Martin López Melih, Juan Pablo Estrada Michel and Pablo Cervantes Trejo have all built up very good reputations.

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  • Notorious Marks

    Notorious marks or the declaration thereof, has always been an issue widely discussed in Mexico by the IP legal community. This is so because provisions of the Paris Convention dealing with this topic have for a long time been uses as an effort to cancel or nullify trademarks registered by Mexican authorities without really making an extensive evaluation of proposed denominations and without examining in depth if such marks may be potentially affecting rights acquired by third parties elsewhere. So, a specific regulation and legal frame that at least tries to resolve this issue is always a good start in the right direction.
  • FRANCHISING TRENDS IN MEXICO: A NEW VALUE

    By Ignacio Dominguez Torrado Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. Why a new value? Is Mexico avoiding the economic fallout that the world may be facing? In Mexico franchises are worth more? Is Mexico not a country that the global economic standstill is or will affect? The answer is, not really. Are Franchises in Mexico currently experiencing a boom? Perhaps. Are Franchises becoming an important aspect in Mexican economy? Certainly.
  • ADVERTISING IN MEXICO: COMMENTS UNDER AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PERSPECTIVE

    Advertising in Mexico is governed by multiple bodies of law including for at least seven Federal Laws, five Regulations also of Federal application, a number of the so-called Mexican Official Standards (NOM's) and certain other laws and regulations applicable into specific States within the Republic of Mexico. All of them are focusing to establish the form and manners for producing and communicating advertising of products and services in Mexico.
  • MEXICAN CUSTOMS. UPDATE ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS

    It has been well publicized in the Mexican media over the last few months that the General Customs Administration (AGA) and the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) are planning to launch a customs trademark registry, as a short-term solution to increase protection for trademark owners against the import of infringing and counterfeit products.
  • DEMONSTRATING USE OF TRADEMARKS UNDER MEXICAN LAW AND PRACTICE

    The evolution in the protection and enforcement of IP rights has also reached the Mexican practice. The traditional ways of defending a registered trademark on a non use contentious procedure have developed.
  • ANTI-COUNTERFEITING IN MEXICO

    By Jose Luis Ramos-Zurita