C&L ATTORNEYS, SC
C&L ATTORNEYS is an IP boutique firm established in 2003 that enjoy high credentials thanks to its attorneys’ extensive experience in all fields of intellectual property. The firm is consistently ranked among the top-tier firms in industry magazines and peer reviews based on to its numerous wins before the Mexican Trademark and Patent Office (IMPI) and in the Federal Court.
The firm is located in Mexico City, making it proximate to the courts, IMPI, the Mexican Copyright Office and the offices of many Mexican and foreign businesses.
The recruitment and development of in-house professional talent is the firm’s foundation for stability and success in providing clients with exceptional and reliable services. C&L’s team comprises knowledgeable, experienced and respected professionals with reputations and professional skills built conscientiously over time.
The team is made up of attorneys, engineers, paralegals, translators, and administrative and support staff – all of whom work together towards the firm’s clients’ best interests.
Clients praise the firm’s legal acumen and its proficiency in court, as well as its notable familiarity with their business, which – in combination with its customised service and flexible billing rates – position the firm as a popular go-to option in Mexico.
The firm’s IP practice is esteemed for its quick, expert, proactive and unequivocal guidance; its success is based on teamwork, flexibility and the quality of the work and communication with clients.
Recent accolades and awards include the following:
- The WTR 1000 2015-2019 – leading firm and leading individuals in Mexico for trademark prosecution and strategy and IP litigation and enforcement.
- Legal 500 2016-2019 – leading firm for intellectual property in Mexico.
- WIPR Leaders 2015-2020 – leading individuals in Mexico in the trademark and patent tiers.
- Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS – recommended practitioners.
- WIPR INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN IP 2019 – Ana Castañeda, Mexico.
- LEADERS LEAGUE 2018-2019 – recommended firm.
- Global Law Experts Awards – Boutique IP Litigation and Enforcement Law Firm of the Year 2017 in Mexico.
C&L’s clients include industry-sector leaders ranked in Forbes’s Most Innovative Growth Companies list, Forbes Global 2000 World’s Top 25 Companies, Brand Finance’s Top 500 Most Valuable Global Marks and Interbrand’s Best Global Brands.
Particular sectors of expertise include aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, chemistry, computer technology and services, construction and materials, electrical, electronics, fashion and luxury goods, food and beverage, gaming, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, manufacturing, media, medical device, pharmaceutical, professional services, retail, technology hardware and the tobacco industry.
The firm is a member of the International Trademark Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Licensing Executives Society International and the Mexican Bar Association. Its involvement in regional associations – including the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – allows C&L to develop an extraordinary network of associates and deliver faultless IP services in Mexico and across Latin America.
The firm’s services encompass all aspects of intellectual property. Its main areas of practice are trademarks, distinctive signs, patents, designs, utility models, copyright, IP litigation, IP rights enforcement, domain name disputes, IP rights licensing and sanitary registrations.
The firm’s key work areas include IP strategy, clearance and search opinions, trademark filing and opposition, trademark prosecution, IP litigation and enforcement, risk assessment, drafting and filing patent applications (covering the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Paris Convention), drafting design applications and federal court appeals.
The firm’s top-notch communication skills allow for the provision of services in English, French, German and Spanish.