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With over 100 years of activity in the Mexican market, Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff has built an international reputation for its excellence across all patent matters in an abundance of industries. Javier Uhthoff-Orive is the proactive leader of the outfit’s renowned patent team. As an adept prosecutor with a thorough commercial perspective, he effectively safeguards clients’ IP assets and spurs business growth. He is joined by Saúl Santoyo Orozco, the multidisciplinary expert who takes the lead on contentious matters. Saúl draws from his industry and institutional knowledge to design impenetrable litigation plans to resolve complex disputes. Xavier Hadad Rojas also supports the litigation side. Over 19 years of IP experience gives him an eye for detail when it comes to heated infringement cases. Lastly, Eugenio Pérez is an intelligent strategist who offers well-planned protection methods to protect the IP assets of companies in Mexico and beyond.
Eugenio Pérez is partner at Uhthoff in Mexico, where he leads the patent technical department.
He holds an engineering degree from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico and an industrial and Iitellectual property law diploma from Universidad Panamericana (UP) Mexico.
He has more than 24 years of experience in the management and technical advice of national and multinational companies for the protection of their patent portfolio in Mexico and abroad. His specialty areas are mechanics, electronics, industrial designs, telecommunications and information technologies, among others.
ASSOCIATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
- Active member in the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), deeply involved in the Patent Committee in which he acted as Chairman of the same for six years (2008-2014)
- Treasurer of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) and in the past he was the commissioner of the Educational Committee for six years (2015-2020)
- Professor in the Industrial Property study programme at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Módulo II, Industrial Innovations
- Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) participating as a regular speaker in Mexico and abroad for patent matters and very involved in the Latin America Committee, being responsible for the Mexican and the Central American regions (2011-2015)
- Co-chair of the Latin American Committee of AIPLA (2016-2019)
- Best Lawyers – "Recognised Intellectual Property & Technology Law 2023”
- “Patent Star" by IP Stars from Managing IP 2022
- “Recommended Individual" by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2022
Founded in 1905, Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC, has distinguished itself by tradition and experience in customer service. In its 117 years of existence and with the legacy of four generations since its creation, Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff, SC, is consolidated as the most important firm in the field of Intellectual Property in Mexico.
With a proven formula for success, that mixes experience and youth on its staff, our firm is known for being the leading intellectual property law firm in Mexico. We are by far, the number one applicant for patent and trademark applications in our jurisdiction and have a successful track record of litigation, which fully places us as a leader in the enforcement of IP rights, not only in our country but also around the world.
In recent years, we have become known as a firm that provides comprehensive business solutions to clients, seeking not only to acquire and protect their IP rights, but also to those seeking assistance in using and exercising those rights, whether with corporate or transactional work, regulatory assistance, or alternatively, to provide some industry experience. We are recognised nationally and internationally, as a centre that provides solutions to its clients.
New creations are patents, utility models, drawings and industrial designs, integrated circuits and plant varieties. The department at the firm in charge of new creations is not only made up of lawyers who are experts in the area, but also engineers specialised in different fields of science. Given the nature of the legislation that governs industrial property and inventions, which are becoming more and more advanced technologically speaking, it is essential in this area to employ professionals with both legal and technical knowledge.
Our firm specialises in exerting the different mechanisms provided by law to vigorously and effectively enforce the IP rights of our clients, which involves the planning and implementation of actions or defences in administrative, civil and commercial, regulatory and even criminal litigation proceedings related to IP. We also have extensive experience in handling arbitration proceedings in the field, such as dispute resolution mechanisms for domain name disputes. (Some of the services in civil, commercial and criminal matters are provided by associated firms.)
Distinctive signs (trademarks, denominations of origin, trade names and commercial slogans). This area has lawyers specialised in providing our clients with constant legal advice. They handle all services related to the incorporation and maintenance of IP rights in accordance with Mexican and international policy and laws. Some of the main services provided in this practice are the conduction of availability searches, prosecution, registration and maintenance of distinctive signs in Mexico. Due to the wide network of associates that the firm has, our experts assess clients to secure protection for their IP rights in different jurisdictions around the world.
Protection of artistic and intellectual works and obtaining their registration before the National Institute of Copyright. We carry out the preparation and prosecution of serial publications, registration of copyrighted works, titles for magazines, television and radio programs, characters, artistic names and original ad-campaigns. We counsel and sponsor clients in the defence of their copyrights and we provide protection of these rights against infringement actions by third parties. Consultation, advice and analysis of legal contingencies, both in Mexico and abroad, on all types of matters related to copyright and related rights, collective management entities, industrial property, use of image/portrait and rights and the entertainment industry.
Entertainment law – with its combination of copyright, corporate and litigation expertise, the firm provides clients with day-to-day counselling on legal challenges and issues faced within a variety of industries, including film, TV, radio, music recording, publishing, theatre and sports.