C&L Attorneys, SC
C&L Attorneys was established in 2003 as an IP boutique by an experienced and well-credentialed team of lawyers and has worked its way up to the top-tier firms in industry magazines and peer reviews by notching wins in the trademark office and federal court.
The firm is located in Mexico City, making it proximate to courts, the Mexican Trademark and Patent Office, the Mexican Copyright Office and the offices of many Mexican and foreign businesses.
The recruitment and development of in-house professional talent is the firm’s foundation for stability and success in providing clients with exceptional and reliable services. C&L’s team comprises knowledgeable, experienced and respected professionals with reputations and professional skills built conscientiously over time.
Its team comprises attorneys, engineers, paralegals, translators, administrative and support staff, all of whom work together towards clients’ best interests.
Clients praise its legal acumen and its proficiency in court, as well as its notable familiarity with their business which, in combination with its customised service and flexible billing rates, positions the firm as a popular go-to option in Mexico.
The firm’s IP practice is esteemed for its quick, expert, proactive and unequivocal guidance. Further, its exceptional effectiveness in driving favourable settlements and devising filing strategies is widely recognised.
The firm’s recent accolades and awards include the following:
- The WTR 1000 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – leading firm and leading individuals in Mexico for trademark prosecution and strategy and IP litigation and enforcement.
- Legal 500 2016, 2017 and 2018 - leading firm for intellectual property in Mexico.
- WIPR Leaders 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 – leading individuals in Mexico in the trademark and patent tiers.
- Corporate INTL Legal Awards – Boutique IP Litigation and Enforcement Law Firm of the Year 2016 in Mexico.
- Global Law Experts Awards – Boutique IP Litigation and Enforcement Law Firm of the Year 2017 in Mexico.
- M&A Today – global rankings and top-tier recognition; IP Litigation Firm of the Year 2017 in Mexico.
C&L’s clients include industry-sector leaders ranked in Forbes’s Most Innovative Growth Companies list, 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 – allow 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, clearance and search opinions, trademark filing and opposition, trademark prosecution, IP litigation and enforcement, risk assessment, drafting and filing patent applications (covering the Patent Cooperation Treaty and Paris Convention), drafting design applications and federal court appeals.
The firm’s top-notch communication skills allow for the provision of services in English, French and Spanish.