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Sergio De Alva, is a founding partner of De Alva & Asociados.

He graduated from La Salle University Law School (JD) (1999). He holds a Specialty degree on Federal Litigation Procedure at the Mexican Tax Law Academy (2003) and also three Specialty degrees on: Intellectual Property Law (2003), Constitutional Law (2002) and Administrative Law (2004) at Panamerican University Postgraduate Law School. In the field of Business Management, he completed the D1 Senior Management Business Program at IPADE Business School (2015).

He is a member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA); the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) (former Litigation Committee President); the International Trademark Association (INTA); the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

He has more than 17 years of professional experience in the fields of Intellectual Property, Administrative and Constitutional Law. He is author, lecturer and professor in diverse forums and media on Intellectual Property and Administrative Law matters.

In the field of Intellectual Property, he is responsible for the filing, prosecution and licensing for a wide portfolio of Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights; Sports, Media and Entertainment Law counseling; Domain Name and Intellectual Property Litigation; Customs and Criminal Enforcement Actions.

He has been appointed as official arbitrator for copyright litigation procedures before the National Copyright Institute in Mexico.

Languages: Spanish and English.

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Mr. Luis Gaya is currently an associate of De Alva & Asociados.

He graduated from Anahuac University Law Faculty Northern Campus (JD) (2003). He holds an Intellectual Property Law Specialty Degree (Intellectual Property Specialist) from Panamerican University Postgraduate School (2012).

He has more than 12 years of professional experience in the fields of Intellectual Property, and Administrative Law. He is an experienced Attorney, engaged in the prosecution, registration, assignment, Franchising, and Licensing of a wide range of Intellectual Property Rights (Trademarks, Slogans, Trade Names, Patents, Industrial Designs, protection of Industrial Secrets, Copyrights and IP related rights), Trademark and Patent prosecution, Internet Domain Names, Internet Domain Names Litigation (UDRP, LDRP), Software Licensing, Industrial Property Litigation (Trademark and Patent Infringement and Litigation proceedings), as well as Criminal prosecution and Enforcement Actions (Anti- Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy) regarding Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, and other Intellectual Property rights.

As part of his professional background on Intellectual Property matters, Mr. Gaya worked at the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), as well as at specialized IP Law Firms, based in Mexico City.

Languages: Spanish and English.

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Mr. Gerardo Torres is currently an associate of De Alva & Asociados.

He graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico Law Faculty (UNAM) (JD) (1992).

He holds a Master’s Degree on United States-Mexico Legal Studies (LLM) (1998) from the same University.

He has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of IP Law and Administrative Law.

He is an experienced Attorney, involved in IP, Tax and Administrative Litigation, on administrative litigation proceedings, and also on judicial litigation actions, before local and Federal Courts.

Having worked as an Intellectual Property and Corporate Attorney for one of the world’s biggest denim apparel companies, Mr. Torres also gained several years of experience in the fields of market investigation, IP Criminal prosecution and enforcement actions (Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy), as well as on legal proceedings before the Mexican Customs authorities regarding Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and other Intellectual Property Rights. Mr. Torres has also developed substantial experience and contacts with important officials and agencies, in several branches of the Mexican Federal Government.

As part of his academic experience, Mr. Torres has been a Lecturer at Universidad Nuevo Mundo.

Languages: Spanish and English.

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