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José-Juan  Méndez

José-Juan Méndez

Méndez + Cortés, S.C.

Cuauhtemoc , , MEX


He has a professional practice of more than 25 years in the Intellectual and Industrial Property area in matters concerning trademarks, patents, trade secrets, e-commerce, copyright, unfair competition, franchising, domain names and litigation in these areas.

He is former President of the National Association of Corporate Lawyers, Bar Association (ANADE), an active member of the Mexican Bar Association, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association (INTA) where he has been Chair of the Subcommittee on Geographical Indications for Latin America, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Licensing Executive Society LES and the American Bar Association, of which he is Associate since 1995, of the Social Union of Employers of Mexico (USEM) for its acronym in Spanish and is legal chapter of IBLS (International Business Law Services) in Mexico in electronic commerce and Intellectual Property.

He is licensed to practice as a lawyer throughout the Mexican Republic since 1994. He received his degree in law from the Anahuac University in Mexico City under the thesis entitled "The Trade name in the Mexican Law." He has attended specialized courses in Mexico as well as in the United States of America, protruding those of Comparative Law at Harvard University and International Business at the Escuela Libre de Derecho. He also received his Masters Degree in Intellectual Property, at the prestigious Law School of Franklin Pierce in Concord, New Hampshire in 1995.

In the year 2005 he attended courses of mediator and advanced mediator in Conflicts related to Intellectual Property given by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland.

He has participated as a lecturer and speaker at diverse educational institutions. He was the local partner in the Intellectual and Industrial Property area of the international firm Baker & Mckenzie and he was also the founding member of Alegria, Mendez & Fernandez Wong, SC, firm specialized in Intellectual Property matters.

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