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Uri Weinstok

BLP Abogados

San Jose, , CRI


EXPERIENCE

  • Antitrust – Competition Law (Represents local and foreign corporations in the pre-merger approval processes, in filing and defense of actions before the competition authorities and conducts audits and compliance programs that help to prevent and avoid anticompetitive behavior).
  • Consumer Protection & Advertising Law (Advisory work and representation before the authorities and the courts in matters related with advertising clearance, image rights, promotions, unfair competition, and others.
  • Intellectual Property Law (Represents clients in complex trademark and copyrights litigation, anti-counterfeiting, and other IP matters).

 OTHER INFORMATION

  • Former Chairman of the Costa Rican Competition Authority.
  • International consultant for the World Bank and for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • Member of the Anti-counterfeiting committee of the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).
  • Author of several articles regarding intellectual property and advertising law

EDUCATION

  • King’s College, University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law, 2001.
  • Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional (UCI). Certification as Commercial Arbitrator, 2006.
  • Universidad de Costa Rica, Licentiate in Law (with honors), 1996

 PRACTICE AREAS

MEMBERSHIPS

  • INTA, International Trademark Association
  • ASIPI, Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual
  • GALA, Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance
  • APPICR, Asociación Costarricense de Profesionales en Propiedad Intelectual
  • Costa Rican Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of the official Guidelines for the Competition Assessment of Mergers, and the investigation of Anticompetitive Conduct in the Telecommunications Sector, 2015.
  • Co-Author of the Book “Advertising Law: A global legal perspective”, 2015.
  • Co-Author of the Book “Ambush Marketing: A global legal perspective”, 2014.
  • Co-Author of the Book “Alcohol Advertising: A global legal perspective”, 2013.
  • Author of the Self-regulatory Code for the Advertising Industry in Costa Rica, 2011
  • Author of the “Handbook of Good Commercial Practices Toward Consumers”, 2005
  • Co-Author of the Book “International Advertising Clearance”, 2004
  • Co-Author of the Book “International Promotion Marketing Book”, 2004
  • “Legislación Costarricense en materia de Competencia” [Costa Rican Competition Legislation]. Latin Amercian Competition Bulletin N° 2. DGIV, European Union. September 1997
  • Author of several articles on Competition and Advertising Law, published in several local and international newspapers and journals.
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