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OLIVARES began as an intellectual property boutique in 1969 and now offers comprehensive legal solutions in Mexico for businesses and IP rights holders from around the world.

Sergio Olivares, Sr., the founding partner, and trailblazer, merged technical and scientific expertise with the practice of law, making OLIVARES the first firm in Mexico to do so.

His philosophy was simple – speak the technical language of the patent owner to best protect an owner’s patent rights. This practical approach to patent law continues today but has evolved with the advancement of society and technology. As a result of the firm’s forward-thinking and innovative solutions, OLIVARES remains the most frequently awarded IP practice in Mexico.

OLIVARES is continuously at the forefront of new practice areas concerning copyright, litigation, regulatory, anti-counterfeiting, plant varieties, domain names, digital rights, and internet-related matters, and the firm has been responsible for precedent-setting decisions in patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

OLIVARES is committed to developing the strongest group of legal professionals to manage the level of complexity and interdisciplinary orientation that clients require. During the first decade of the 21st century, the team successfully led efforts to reshape IP laws and change regulatory authorizations procedures in Mexico, not only through thought leadership and lobbying efforts, but OLIVARES has also won several landmark and precedent-setting cases at the Mexican Federal and Supreme Courts levels, including in constitutional matters.

Today, the team at OLIVARES includes 11 partners and more than 45 associates working across intellectually property, regulatory, administrative, civil, commercial, and corporate law, serving many different industries, and is constantly awarded for excellence in legal service.