C&L Attorneys, SC
C&L Attorneys was established in 2003 as an IP boutique firm by a team of experienced and skilled lawyers. The firm is now ranked among the top-tier firms in industry magazines and peer reviews thanks to its successes in the Mexican Trademark and Patent Office and federal courts.
The firm is located in Mexico City, in proximity to the courts, the Trademark and Patent Office, the Copyright Office and the offices of many Mexican and foreign businesses.
The recruitment and development of in-house talent form the firm’s foundation for stability and success in providing clients with exceptional and reliable services. C&L’s team consists of knowledgeable, experienced and respected individuals. The team includes attorneys, engineers, paralegals, translators and administrative and support staff – all of whom work together towards clients’ best interests.
The firm’s legal acumen and proficiency in court, combined with its notable familiarity with its clients’ business, customised service and flexible billing rates, make it a go-to IP firm in Mexico.
The firm is widely recognised for providing quick, expert, proactive and unequivocal guidance, as well as for its exceptional effectiveness in driving favourable settlements and devising filing strategies.
The firm’s recent accolades and awards include the following:
- The WTR 1000 2015 - 2019 – leading firm and leading individuals in Mexico for trademark prosecution and strategy and IP litigation and enforcement.
- Legal 500 2016 - 2019 – leading firm for intellectual property in Mexico.
- WIPR Leaders 2015 - 2019 – leading individuals in Mexico in the trademark and patent tiers.
- Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS 2019 – 2020 – leading individuals in Mexico in the trademark and patent tiers.
- Leaders League 2019 – ranking for valuable practice IP consulting and trademark prosecution.
- WIPR’s Influential Women in IP 2019 – recognising Ana Castañeda.
- ACQ5 Global Awards – IP litigation firm of the year in Mexico.
C&L’s clients include industry-sector leaders ranked in Forbes’s Most Innovative Growth Companies, Forbes Global 2000 World’s Top 25 Companies, Brand Finance’s Top 500 Most Valuable Global Marks and Interbrand’s Best Global Brands.
Particular sectors of expertise include pharmaceuticals, technology, food and beverages, cosmetics, consumer products, manufacturing, fashion and the automotive industry.
The firm is a member of the International Trademark Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Bar Association, the Licensing Executives Society International and the Mexican Bar Association. Its involvement in regional associations – including the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – allows C&L to develop an extraordinary network of associates and deliver faultless IP services in Mexico and across Latin America.
The firm’s services encompass all aspects of intellectual property. Its main areas of practice are trademarks, distinctive signs, patents, designs, utility models, copyright, IP litigation, IP rights enforcement, domain name disputes, IP rights licensing and sanitary registrations.
The firm’s key work areas include IP strategy and counselling, clearance and search opinions, trademark filing and opposition, trademark prosecution, IP litigation and enforcement, risk assessment, IP transactions, patent strategy, drafting and filing patent applications (covering the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Paris Convention), patent prosecution and counselling, drafting design applications and federal court appeals.
The firm can provide its expert services in English, French, German and Spanish.