OLIVARES Intellectual Property practice has long been regarded as a leading force in protecting and enforcing IP rights in Mexico. We are proud to have received numerous awards and accolades over the past two decades. Below is a list of some of the more recent achievements:

  • Alejandro Luna, Band 1
  • Luis Schmidt, Band 1
  • Sergio L Olivares Jr, Band 2
  • Antonio Belaunzarán, Band 2
  • Daniel Sanchez, Up and Coming

What Chambers Latin America – IP Says about OLIVARES:

“OLIVARES is an efficient firm with great response times. The lawyers are always open to exploring new strategies and have deep technical knowledge. They’re constantly up to date with points of interest in my industry and they have a strong focus on achieving results.”

Chambers Latin America Band 1 – Life Sciences Mexico

  • Alejandro Luna, Band 1
  • Gustavo Alcocer, Band 3
  • Daniel Sanchez, Band 3

What Chambers Latin America – Life Sciences Says about OLIVARES:

“Their service is impeccable; the lawyers study matters in depth and never recommend something without being 100% sure that it’s the right path. Their response times are efficient and they’re always available to resolve any urgent doubts.”

“They’re highly recognised in the diverse industrial circles and also by the authorities.”

Chambers Global – Intellectual Property Mexico, Band 1

  • Luis Schmidt, Band 1
  • Alejandro Luna, Band 1
  • Sergio L Olivares Jr, Band 2
  • Antonio Belaunzarán, Band 2
  • Daniel Sanchez, Up and Coming

What Chambers Latin America – Global Says about OLIVARES:

Luis Schmidt heads up the copyright department and has core expertise in entertainment and media law. He is recognised for his involvement in drafting and negotiating a bill for congress relating to digital rights and a new infraction procedure. Sources say: “He’s accessible and responsive, and his knowledge is at the vanguard of the digital age we live in.” “He’s one of the best IP advisers,” added one interviewee.

Alejandro Luna is praised by clients as “an excellent lawyer and the driving force behind our activities.” One added: “He is able to co-ordinate his team effectively.”Luna is the head of the litigation and regulatory group, and co-chairs the life sciences practice. He offers general IP consultancy and assists in litigation at all stages.

Antonio Belaunzarán is the head of the trade mark department and a prominent figure in the Mexican IP market, involved in contentious matters. He litigates before both the Institute of Industrial Property and the Federal Courts in cases related to invalidity, cancellation, infringement and unfair competition.

Sergio Olivares is widely respected in the sphere, with commentators describing him as an “extraordinary lawyer who has an impeccable reputation in the legal market in Mexico.”

MIP Handbook

  • Tier 1, Copyrights
  • Tier 1, Patent contentious
  • Tier 1, Patent prosecution
  • Tier 1, Trademark prosecution
  • Tier 1, Trademark/ Copyright contentious

MIP IP Stars

  • Gustavo Alcocer
  • Antonio Belaunzarán
  • Alonso Camargo
  • Alejandro Luna
  • Sergio Olivares, Jr.
  • Daniel Sanchez
  • Luis Schmidt

What MIP says about OLIVARES:


Olivares & Cia continues its history as a leader in patent matters.”


“Olivares & Cia was founded in 1969 as a boutique IP firm but has since evolved to offer corporate law services as well.”

WTR 1000 Gold Firm

  • Antonio Belaunzarán, Gold, enforcement and litigation; Gold prosecution & strategy
  • Sergio Olivares, Jr., Silver, enforcement and litigation; Gold prosecution & strategy
  • Alejandro Luna F., Silver, enforcement and litigation
  • Daniel Sánchez, Silver, enforcement and litigation
  • Alonso Camargo, Silver, prosecution & strategy

What WTR 1000 says about OLIVARES:

“The IP protection and enforcement services provided by Olivares cover every angle imaginable; its sophisticated understanding of trademarks as commercial assets rather than legal instruments results in guidance that extends far beyond the basic IP remit. “All the Olivares lawyers maintain high standards. They know the law first and foremost, but they never give up and are always pushing for their clients. It is a reliable group that anyone can learn a lot from.” 

Alejandro Luna Fandiño is the man whom life sciences companies turn to: “He is an excellent litigator; when you are his counterpart, you face a real intellectual challenge. He is always fair and a gentleman, though.” Although best known for his mastery of patent law, he also has “a strong foundation in trademarks”. 

Daniel Sanchez has lately advised several pharmaceutical enterprises on drug name approval by the Federal Commission of Protection against Sanitary Risks. Equally capable in other industries, the pair recently represented a prestigious name in women’s fashion.

Crossing the contentious/non-contentious divide are Antonio Belaunzarán Martínez and Sergio Olivares Jr, both prominent figures on the Mexican trademark scene and practitioners who are well used to both establishing new law and clarifying old law.

Hardcore prosecution efforts are led by the softly spoken, yet intimidatingly knowledgeable Alonso Camargo Sordo. He is a touchstone for many of the firm’s largest brand owners.

IAM Patent 1000, highly recommended firm, prosecution; Gold ranked firm, litigation

  • Gustavo Alcocer, recommended individual transactions
  • Sergio Olivares, Jr., recommended individual prosecution
  • Alejandro Luna, Gold individual litigation
  • Daniel Sanchez, Bronze individual litigation

What IAM Patent 1000 says about OLIVARES:

“OLIVARES is the only firm in Mexico to be gold rated for litigation and highly recommended for prosecution. Acting on behalf of world-beating technology companies across a multitude of sectors, it exhibits unsurpassed knowledge of the Mexican patent system: for the prosecution of keystone patents, it is a top choice. Recent trend-setting work includes acting on behalf of Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo in securing the first-ever US patent to be granted to a Mexican company under the Mexico- US Patent Prosecution Highway programme. The firm is also no stranger to setting precedents on the contentious front. Perhaps Mexico¹s most experienced duo, Sergio Olivares, Jr. and Cesar Ramos, Jr. lead the patent prosecution department. Pharmaceutical patent litigation star Alejandro Luna Fandiño is heralded as the group¹s top trial lawyer. The contentious division also relies heavily on the litigation and regulatory prowess of Daniel Sanchez. All bases are covered by this deep team and, for licensing and commercialization assignments, few are more respected than insightful strategist Gustavo Alcocer.”


Latin America’s Leaders League Mexico Best Law Firm 2016, Leading Firm – Patent Prosecution

Leading Partners – Alejandro Luna, Sergio Olivares

Latin America’s Leaders League Mexico Best Law Firm 2016, Leading Firm – Trademark Prosecution

Leading Partners  – Antonio Belaunzarán, Alonso Camargo, Sergio Olivares

Latin America’s Leaders League Mexico Best Law Firm 2016, Leading Firm – IP Litigation

Leading Partners – Daniel Sanchez, Alejandro Luna

Latin America’s Leaders League Mexico Best Law Firm 2016, Excellent Firm – TMT

Excellent Partner- Luis Schmidt

“Latin America’s Leaders League Mexico Best Law Firm 2016, Data Protection – Highly Recommended Firm

Highly Recommended Partner – Abraham Diaz

Latin Lawyer 250

The International Legal Alliance (Best Latin American Firm 2014: Co-winner)

Legal 500 

  • OLIVARES Tier 1
  • Leading Lawyers: Antonio Belaunzarán, Alejandro Luna, Sergio Olivares, Jr., Luis Schmidt

International Law Office Client’s Choice Award:

  • Intellectual Property: Copyright / Luis Schmidt, 2013, 2015
  • Trademarks
  • Patents
  • Copyrights