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Jorge Otamendi’s field of specialisation is focused on Industrial Property and Competition laws. He joined G. Breuer in 1969 and became partner in 1981.
He graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad Católica Argentina in 1971, obtained a Master’s Degree in Comparative Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and a PhD (doctorate) in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1978. He is a certified Industrial Property Agent.
Memberships: He is a member of the Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, the Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial (President for several consecutive terms from 1980-1997), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI – President from 2004 to 2014), the Asociación Inter-Americana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), the Asociación Argentina de Estudios en Transferencia de Tecnología (Licensing Executives Society – Argentina Chapter), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.
Academic Activity: He has been and continues to be a professor of post-graduate Industrial Property and competition law related studies at the Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, Universidad de San Andres, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Universidad de Palermo, among others, and has participated as a lecturer in a variety of seminars and conferences in domestic and international forums. He was made an AIPPI Member of Honor in 2010.
Publications: He authored three books: “Las Relaciones Comerciales y las Restricciones a la Competencia” in 1978, “Derecho de Marcas” in 1989 (with its Ist edition released in 1989 and its IXth edition released in 2017), and “Los Valores Intangibles de la Empresa” in 2010. He also authored many articles addressing his area of specialization, published in several specialized local and international magazines and bulletins.
Languages: Spanish, English and French.
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