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Erwin Cruz

Erwin Cruz has worked as an IP Litigator in OLIVARES since 2007, having previously focused on constitutional and administrative law practice. He provides general consulting in Industrial Property both for trademarks and patents, and consumer law. As member of Life Sciences Team, his area of practice is mainly the enforcement of patent and trademark rights, as well as regulatory affairs —mostly in the issuance of and contesting of Marketing Authorizations by Health Authorities, Linkage System, and Regulatory Data Protection. He focuses on cases related to the pharmaceutical and software fields.

Erwin Cruz has extensive expertise in Biotech/Pharmaceutical Law, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation and Enforcement of Exclusive Rights and Regulatory Compliance Advisory. He works closely with the Mexican Health Authorities, the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Courts.


• Key issues for biotech products in Mexico, IAM Life Sciences [2015]

• Life Sciences, Getting the Deal Through, Chapter: Mexico [2015]

• Pharmaceutical Trademarks, World Trademark Review, Chapter: Mexico [2015/2016]

• APIs, imports and the Bolar exemption: concerns and practical measures, IAM [2014]

• Practical Law Life Sciences multi-jurisdictional guide, Chapter: Mexico [2014]

• Pharmaceutical Advertising 2014, Chapter: Mexico [2014]

• Getting the Deal Through – Patents, Chapter: Mexico [2011-2012]

• "Mexico Chapter". Getting the Deal Through – Patents. [2011-2012

• "Mexican Chapter". The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical Advertising. [2012]

• "New rules to speed up administrative appeals". Managing Intellectual Property. [September 2011]

• "Scope of new specialised courts widened". Managing Intellectual Property. [February 2011]

• "IP Law amended". Managing Intellectual Property. [June 2010]

•  "Make your case online". Managing Intellectual Property, IP Focus. [2009]

When I'm not being a lawyer...
I spend my free time in playing basketball, running and attending social meetings.


  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Diploma on Intellectual Property, 2009
    Summa cum laude
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
    Juris Doctor, 2006
    Summa cum laude


  • Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual (AMPPI)


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