Nahanny Canal

Prosecution Director at ClarkeModet

Nahanny Canal is the prosecution director of ClarkeModet in Mexico, with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of inventions (patents, utility models, industrial designs and integrated circuit layout designs) and plant varieties, management, consultancy, promotion and relations with national and foreign clients.

From 2013 to 2019, Ms Canal was patent director at the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office. She had previously been in charge of the patent department of several well-known IP firms.

Ms Canal participated in the negotiations of the IP chapters in various international treaties, such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement.

During 2015 and 2016, she was vice president of the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents before the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Ms Canal has represented Mexico in national and international forums, such as the World Trade Organisation and the World Health Organisation.

She also has wide experience as an educator, having lectured on IP and innovation at the most prestigious universities in Mexico, before federal and local authorities, chambers of commerce, and well-known associations in diverse sectors (eg, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, lawyers’ bars, sanitary regulation).

She is an active member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, sitting in its Intellectual Property Committee.


  • Bachelor in chemical pharmaceutical biology

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