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History


OLIVARES began as an intellectual property boutique in 1969. Our mission then is still our mission today – personal service, trust, and true client orientation through industry knowledge for all our clients doing business in Mexico and Latin America.

The firm was founded to offer a forward-thinking alternative to the oligopolistic Mexican IP legal market in the late 1960s. Companies and law firms managing international IP portfolios came to Olivares for its fresh approach to protecting intellectual property rights.

Sergio Olivares, Sr., the founding partner of the firm, broke new ground by becoming the first law firm in Mexico to join technical and scientific expertise with the practice of law. Mr. Olivares’ philosophy was simple, practical and effective – you must be able to speak the technical language of the patent owner to best protect an owner’s patent rights. This vital cornerstone of a practical approach to patent law continues today. As a result, OLIVARES is the most frequently-awarded IP practice in Mexico.

We have extended our practice to offer new options for clients’ legal problems. To better serve our clients, OLIVARES is consistently at the forefront of new practice areas concerning copyright, litigation, regulatory, anti-counterfeiting, plant varieties, domain names, digital rights, and Internet related matters. We have been responsible for precedent setting decisions in patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

OLIVARES has long been 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, our team made great strides in reshaping IP laws and changing regulatory authorizations procedures. OLIVARES has also won a number of landmark and precedent-setting cases at the Mexican Federal and Supreme Court levels.

Today, the OLIVARES firm has 45 attorneys working across intellectually property, regulatory, administrative and corporate law. We serve many different industries, receive awards for excellence in legal service, and lead the charge in protecting clients’ valuable IP assets.

THROUGH TRUST, VALUE AND EXPERIENCE, OLIVARES GETS RESULTS.