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TOVAR & CRUZ IP-LAWYERS, S.C., is a specialized legal practice providing a full range of services in the area of Intellectual Property, the firm was founded in 2009 and it is integrated by specialized professionals on this matter, who have more than twenty years of experience.
Our main goal is that our clients not only feel safe, but also satisfied since their business needs have been resolved. For this reason, our professional success is based on providing prompt response and a high quality, personalized service, with which we are looking for the best way of doing things. That is why our slogan is “Whatever you need in Mexico, we can legally find the most affordable way”
So, our quality in the service has allowed us to have private individuals, small and medium-sized companies and industrial, national and foreign enterprises as clients, in addition to growing associations and societies, who have trusted us their professional projects to convert them in their primordial assets.
Attorney at Law from Universidad Del Valle de México, where he obtained the bachelor degree in Law. He began his professional practice in 1995, in the legal firm Calderón y de la Sierra.
His practice has been focused mainly on contentious area, in the study, preparation, filing and follow-up of the lawsuits filed before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, the National Copyright Institute, Fiscal Courts, Federal and Collegiate Tribunals, in matters related to Intellectual Property.
In 2009, Mr. Tovar decided to found the firm Tovar & Cruz in order to continue with his practice in matter of intellectual property and corporate law.
Mr. Tovar García handles Spanish and English languages.
Attorney at Law from Universidad Tecnológica de México, where she obtained the bachelor degree in Law; with Masters’ degree from Universidad Panamericana of Mexico City. She began her professional practice in 1992 in the law firm Calderón y de la Sierra.
Her professional practice has been focused mainly on procedures of infringement, nullities, cancellation actions and similar cases, including nullity lawsuits before The Federal Tribunal on Administrative Matters, Shelter appeals and in the Patents area.
In 2009, Mrs. Cruz decided to found, together with Mr. Tovar, the firm Tovar & Cruz in order to continue with her professional practice of intellectual property and corporate law.
Mrs. Cruz dominates Spanish and English languages.
Atenas Pérez is currently attending Engineering in Digital Systems and Robotics at the Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey (ITSEM) in Mexico City.
Atenas joined the firm TOVAR & CRUZ, from 2017. Her practice focuses on all aspects of Mexican trademark law and has extensive experience with trademark prosecution and counseling, as well as proceedings before the IMPI
She also speaks Spanish and English languages.
Graduated in Administration and Business Management, from Universidad Tecnológica de México. She obtained a Masters from the Universidad de la Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes (YMCA) of Mexico City.
Mrs. Mejía has been working for foreign companies in the merchandising area, such as Quaker de México, S.A. de C.V.; Warner-Lamber México, Productos de Maíz S.A. de C.V., nowadays Unilever.
As of November of 2014, Mrs. Mejía decided to join to the firm Tovar & Cruz in order to be in charge the administrative area of therein.
Mrs. Mejía dominates Spanish and English languages.
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Mr. Lorenzo Pérez is responsible for it. He is Chemical Engineer from Universidad Autonomy de México. He began his professional career in the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, in the Patents area; he was a sub-manager of the in-depth examination of the said Institute.
Mr. Pérez has a specialty of Intellectual Property form the Universidad Panamericana.
He offered his professional services in diverse legal firms of intellectual property since 2000 and since the year 2013, he decided to offer his services to the firm Tovar & Cruz in the Patent area.
Mr. Pérez dominates Spanish and English languages.
Mrs. Yolanda Tapia is responsible for it; with a bachelor degree of Tourism from The Instituto Politécnico Nacional, with 19 years of experience, mainly in the Intellectual Property.
Over the last fifteen years, our translator has been working in an important firm of Intellectual Property in Mexico, in the Patents area of industrial, technical, scientific, medical and legal areas.
As of 2014, she is in charge of the translation area of the firm Tovar & Cruz.
Mrs. Tapia dominates Spanish, English and French languages.
According to the Industrial Property Law, an invention is all human creation that allows transforms the subject matter or the energy that exists in nature in order to be exploited by man and in order to satisfy their specific needs.
Inventions are divided in Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs, Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits, Trade Secrets and Plant Variety. Our Patent Department offers a complete counseling to find the legal figure that corresponds to the invention or design that client had created to solve a human need.
Tovar & Cruz has a specialized area that advises and coordinates with our clients the issues related with the protection of intellectual property rights. Also, we coordinates with our correspondents in whole world the protection of the national rights that both decide to protect abroad.
Thus, all the issues related with the protection of intellectual property law, as well the costumer protection, administrative law, migratory services, contracts and franchises that are coordinates by our office for the peace of mind of our clients.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Our lawyers are experts in intellectual property litigation in order to protect and care the rights of our clients, litigations as well as administrative offenses by the illegal use of a distinctive sign and their inventions, administrative offenses in commerce relating with the misuse of copyright. Similarly, our team give legal advises for the protection of intellectual property rights, as the right preservation of your distinctive signs and invention, such as nullities, cancelations and expiries.
Our advises also cover the filing complaints before the Republic General Office, administrative contentious proceedings before the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice, legal proceedings before the Civil and Administrative Federal Court, among others.
These are the rights that have the artist of their artistic and literary works. Thus, the artist is recognized as the only creator and owner of its work and over which the Copyright Federal Law identifies the rights that have the artist and its work.
Examples of works are: Literary, Musical with or without lyrics, Dramatic, Dance, Pictographic or Drawing, Sculpture and Plastic Character. Cartoons and Comics, Architectonic and Cinema and other audiovisual works, Radio and Television Shows, Software, Photo, Art works including graphic and textile design and of Compilation, integrated by the collections of works, such as encyclopedias, anthologies and of works and other elements as the data basis. Also, among the copyright, the right reserves are protected as the newspaper header, magazine and radio or TV shows among others. Related Rights (performers of a work, producers of phonograms and audiovisual material, books publishers), Certificates to Request and Content, ISBN and ISSN to books and magazines. Dispute Settlement, Contracts derived from copyright.
Our lawyers give you advice to protect your work and they will indicate the best way to protection.
In Mexico there is the protection of improvement that gets and develops a plant variety of any gender or type. A breeder, according with the Federal Law of Plant Varieties, is a moral or physical person that obtains and develops a plant variety by an improvement process (Subdivision of a type that includes a group with similar characteristics and which is considered stable and homogeneous) of any gender and type.
In such a way, Federal Law of Plant Varieties establishes that rights that give herein, among others are, the benefit and exploit in an exclusive and temporal way, by itself o by third parts with its permission, a plant variety and its propagation material for its production, reproduction, distribution or sale, as well as the production of other plant varieties and hybrids with commercial purposes, this right has effect by 18 and 15 years.
The rights of the breeder are the legal recognition as the creator of a plant variety, the exclusivity to exploit the variety.
Health authorization that must has the Medicines, Drugs, Psychoactive Substances, Medical Devices Class I, II and III as well Pesticide Residues and Plant Nutrients before COFEPRIS.
Our team supports you to obtain the Import Health Permission of Medicines, Drugs, Psychoactive Substances, Medical Devices Class I, II and III, as well Pesticide Residues and Plant Nutrients as well as Foods.
Furthermore, we offer you counseling to obtain Health Permissions and Operation Warnings.