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Regulatory change is constant in Mexico due to economic, political, and legal factors. OLIVARES closely monitors those changes to clarify obstacles, create strategies, and navigate the regulatory maze. The regulatory team at the firm drills into the specifics because even the best business ideas still need to overcome obstacles and comply with restrictions and mandates.

To ensure a full-service operation for intellectual property clients, OLIVARES has expanded the firm’s capabilities to include Regulatory Law. This was a natural progression given the firm’s specialized background and history.

This intricate area of law poses huge challenges for clients, and OLIVARES helps them navigate these strict regulatory requirements concerning their products and services — food, beverages, media, pesticides, medicine, and biotechnology.

OLIVARES also counsels corporations and trade associations on lobbying strategies regarding the creation, adjustment and implementation of laws, regulations, and procedures. OLIVARES is the only IP firm in Mexico to be registered lobbyists before Congress.

With the firm’s technical background and depth of knowledge as well as the experience of its attorneys, many of whom have studied US and European regulatory systems, OLIVARES has been instrumental in changing the regulatory requirements for many products in Mexico.  The firm’s commitment to achieving proper intellectual property protection for clients propels the team to constantly lobby to improve the law.

The firm’s Regulatory Law team can help obtain the required authorizations and licenses mandated by federal, state, and local government authorities.


Alejandro Luna F.


Alejandro Luna joined OLIVARES in 1996 and being made partner in 2005, he has been instrumental to the firm’s IP Litigation, Regulatory, and Administrative Litigation practices. He co-chairs the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Law industry group and coordinates the Litigation Department.

Armando Arenas


Armando Arenas joined OLIVARES in 2000 and became a partner in January 2017. He has experience working on a range of IP matters, including consulting and litigation on trademark, patent, unfair competition, trade dress protection, and misleading advertising cases before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Affairs (FCTA), Federal Circuit Courts (FCC) and the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) Regulatory Affairs and Public Acquisitions.