OUR TEAM




Sergio De Alva (LLM)

Attorney and Partner at De Alva & Asociados.

Meet Our team | Sergio De Alva, De Alva & Asociados

He graduated from the Universidad La Salle Law Faculty; he holds a Diploma on Federal Administrative Trial Law, from the Mexican Academy of Tax Law, and holds three majors on: Intellectual Property Law, Amparo Constitutional Trial, and Administrative Law, from the Universidad Panamericana, where he also obtained an LLM degree on Industrial Property, Copyrights and Information Technology Law.

On the field of Business Management, he graduated from the Senior Management Business Executive Program at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa (IPADE).

He is a Member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA); of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPI) (former Chairman of the Litigation Committee); member of the National Business Attorneys Association (ANADE); of the International Trademark Association (INTA); the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

He has more than 20 years of professional experience on the fields of Intellectual Property and Administrative Law. He is an author, lecturer, and professor at various forums and universities on the fields of Intellectual Property and Administrative Law

He is an official arbitrator on Copyright matters, before the Mexican Copyright Office.

He is responsible for filing, prosecuting, assignment, and licensing of a wide Trademark, Patent, and Copyright portfolio; he renders consulting and counseling on Entertainment Law, Sports Law, Media Law, and Internet Domain Names, Intellectual Property Litigation, including administrative litigation, Customs procedures, and Criminal Anti Counterfeiting actions.

Languages: Spanish and English.


Luis Gaya (LLM)

Attorney and Partner at De Alva & Asociados.

Meet Our team | Luis Gaya, De Alva & Asociados

He graduated from the Universidad Anahuac North Campus Law Faculty; he holds a major on Industrial and Intellectual Property Law, as well as an LLM degree on Industrial Property, Copyrights and Information Technology Law, both from the Universidad Panamericana Law Faculty.

He participates actively with the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPI); Member of the National Business Attorneys Association (ANADE).

He has a 17 year professional experience on Intellectual Property and Administrative Law.

He is responsible for filing, processing, transfer, and licensing of a wide Trademark, Patent, and Copyright portfolio; he renders consulting and counseling on Entertainment Law, Internet Domain Names, Intellectual Property Litigation, including administrative litigation, and Intellectual Property related contracts.

Languages: Spanish and English.


Gerardo Torres (LLM)

Attorney and Partner at De Alva & Asociados.

Meet Our team | Gerardo Torres, De Alva & Asociados

He graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) Law Faculty.

He holds an LLM degree on Mexico-USA Legal Studies from the same University.

He has more than 15 years of professional experience on Intellectual Property Law and Administrative Law. He has considerable experience on Intellectual Property, Tax, and Administrative Litigation, both on administrative litigation procedures, as well as on trial litigation, before local and federal courts.

Having worked as Corporate and Intellectual Property Counsel for one of the most important denim and apparel international Companies, he has considerable professional experience on market researching, Intellectual Property related criminal actions (anti piracy), as well as on proceedings related to Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights and other Intellectual Property related rights, before customs authorities.

He also has considerable expertise and contacts with Federal Government officials in several agencies.

He is an author, lecturer, and professor at various forums and universities.

Languages: Spanish and English.