As a Boutique Law Firm specialized in Intellectual Property, we play a fundamental role in the leadership of this practice in Western Mexico, which we owe to our capacity, culture, and infrastructure. Considering this, our talented team has been constantly recognized by the preference and choice of several companies in a wide range of industries. 

Our motivation and passion lead our professional guidelines for the provision of services that cover preventive and strategic legal affairs in an integral manner, with the best cost-benefit ratio. 

As active members of the main national and international associations in this field, the members of our firm frequently contribute with articles of interest and literary works, as well as with the provision of lectures, presentations and academic courses. 

 

BUSINESS CONSULTING 

We are convinced that a concrete legal protection of businesses and companies, is directly reflected in their growth and prosperity; therefore, we provide the most appropriate assistance and advice to meet the legal needs of our clients, particularly in the following areas: 

  • Design and execution of strategies for the registration of trademarks in Mexico and abroad through a solid network of international allies.

  • Prosecution of patents in Mexico and other countries within the framework of international legislation.

  • Management of trademark portfolios -local and international- including reports and implementation of maintenance strategies.

  • Advice on strategic litigation related to intellectual property issues. 

  • Advice and registration procedures before the National Copyright Institute.

  • Preventive monitoring in copyright matters.

  • Trademark searches in Mexico and other countries.

  • Trademark registrations in Mexico and other countries.

  • Administration and surveillance of international trademark portfolios. 

  • Registration of patents and other inventions. 

  • International Intellectual Property Protocols (e.g. PCT, Madrid Protocol, Paris Agreement).

  • Copyright protection.

  • Technology transfer.

  • Commercial representation.

  • Trade Secret Protection.

  • Commercial Negotiation Consulting. 

  • Auditing and Valuation of Intangible Assets.

  • Advice on strategic IP litigation and prosecution procedures, including infringement actions.

  • Licensing, franchising and assignments.

 

LITIGATION 

At VILA ® we are proud of the positive results we have achieved on litigation and settlement disputes, in both national and international affairs. Our highly skilled legal and technical staff ensures the best course of action to protect and enforce IP rights. As a result, we can work with our clients to jointly develop strategies to maximize their rights and position within the market. Litigation before administrative and judicial courts, border measures, enforcement, domain name dispute resolution and unfair competition; are part of our specialized services in this area. 

  • Trademark Monitoring and Surveillance.

  • Trademark Negotiation Strategies. 

  • Development of Unfair Competition and Counterfeiting Strategies.

  • Litigation before Judicial and Administrative courts. 

  • Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Procedures on IP disputes.

  • Legal Counseling on Domain Names Controversies  

 

IMPROVING PROTECTION 

 

 MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS

The legal status of Intellectual Property goes beyond filing and prosecution. Our business-oriented approach allows us to concentrate our efforts on the analysis of our clients' IP assets, to suggest and implement the best legal solutions and strategies to increase their potential. In addition, we have a 360º vision of the cases that allows us to foresee relevant collateral implications, such as tax and financial. 

 FILING AND PROSECUTION 

Our Intellectual Property team offers an integrated, cross-border enforcement, prosecution, management, and litigation service, meeting all our clients' intellectual property needs. 

Considering our strong background in enforcement, prosecution, management and litigation IP matters, our professional legal services include the following:

  • Copyright 

  • Appellations of origin 

  • Domains

  • Franchising and licensing

  • Patents, utility models and industrial designs 

  • Plant varieties 

  • Slogans 

  • Trademarks 

  • Trade secrets 

 

RELEVANT CASES 

  • Representing an important international  harmaceutical company in the prosecution process against a competitor for unauthorized use of registered trademarks. 

  • Representing a World-Famous  ircraft manufacturer in a trademark dispute against a world-leading car manufacturer, obtaining favorable resolutions for the benefit of our client. 

  • Recovery, through litigation, of World-leading trademark in the fashion industry (Women Boots). 

  • Recovery of multiple trademarks related to  osmetic products to their legitimate owners through litigation strategies. 

  • Recovery of a domain name of a leading company of passenger transport through the arbitration proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

  • Recovery through litigation of a world-famous trademark in the automotive industry for illegal use of IP rights. 

  • Representing a leading pharmaceutical company in simultaneous injunctions to seize counterfeit goods in several cities in Mexico, for the unauthorized use and reproduction of three-dimensional trademarks and designs. 

  • Recovery of the trademark holding for one of the most important football team of the National MX League

  • The representation and management of the national and international trademark portfolio of one the most important and recognized sportsman in Mexico and the world

  • Representation in an opposition proceeding in Mexico for a rock band, worldwide recognized and cataloged as one of the best rock bands in history.

 

WHY US? 

We develop our working scheme from a preventive and strategic point of view, offering efficient integrated services, highlighting our call for constant and effective communication with our clients. 

Our knowledge, skills, and attention to the cases entrusted to our firm allow us to propose viable solutions for our clients’ interests; always providing the experience and technical background for possible scenarios, repercussions, and consequences in other legal areas. 

Our professional relationship and alliances with leading law firms in the most important cities of the United States, Canada, the European Union, Asia, and Latin America, benefit our clients in a globalized business environment. 

 

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