Alfonso Canales

Associate, Tobar & Bustamante Abogados

Alfonso Rivera is an associate at Tobar & Bustamante Abogados and has worked for the firm since March 2000. He holds a JD from the Catholic University of Ecuador and a postgraduate diploma from the Andean University, Simón Bolívar, Quito (specializing in procedural law). He also obtained his master’s degree in intellectual/industrial property, procedural law and information law from the University of Alicante, Spain. Mr Rivera works in IP litigation and focuses on the protection of trademarks, copyright, patents, software and plant varieties. His work has particular emphasis on antipiracy and anti-counterfeiting measures (including border measures), and he has advised many national and international companies on these matters. He is also involved in the mediation of IP disputes. In addition to his native Spanish, he speaks English, German and Portuguese.

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