Ricardo Fischer is the head of the Trademark group at Arent Fox. He focuses his practice on a wide array of corporate/commercial, regulatory and intellectual property issues, some domestic but with a main focus in Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Ricardo is admitted only in New York and Venezuela. He is admitted as a Special Legal Consultant by the District of Columbia Bar and is supervised by principals of the firm. Ricardo has been on the board of the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), where he also chaired its internet committee and is a current member. He has also served in various committees at the International Trademark Association (INTA).
As a dual civil and common law attorney who has practiced law in Latin America and the United States, Ricardo is in a unique position to help clients navigate their expansion or business into these jurisdictions. He has assisted clients in negotiations of commercial and distribution agreements, analysis and settlement of distribution termination claims, license agreements, analysis, and risk assessment with respect to product claims, labeling and advertisement restrictions, cases before several national advertisement review boards, due diligence, and acquisition of tangible and intangible assets and a wide array of Intellectual Property issues including protection, enforcement, unfair competition, and regulatory licenses for research and development such as GMO’s and genetic access-type research.