Dumont is a Mexican IP law firm founded in 1940. We are committed to assisting our clients in the selection, clearance, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights and business interests. We are experts on inventions (patents, utility models and industrial designs) and distinctive signs (trademarks, trade names, commercial signs and appellation of origin and geographical indications).
Our practice extends to highly specialised fields, such as litigation, copyright, IT, corporate law and anti-counterfeiting, appraisals of both trademarks and patents in compliance with the Financial Reporting Standards (NIF). We have a team of expert lawyers, litigants and advisers who stay on top of recent developments in the market and in the legal arena to provide value-added services. While taking our clients’ commercial situation into account, we provide high-quality services that are tailored to fit the needs of our clients around the world.
We are committed to maintaining a leadership position in legal trends, technology and business, as well as offering personalised, proactive and preventive legal strategies, corporate tax advice (related to IP issues) and value-added services. We strive to provide the most responsive advice in order to achieve and exceed the expectations of our clients.
Our broad experience in the field, specialisation in intellectual property and close contact with our clients sets us apart. In addition, we use cutting-edge technology created for our area of expertise (Patrix Helpware) and we are the only firm in Mexico certified by TÜV Rheinland (Registration No 74700 8162) since 2008 in both operational and administrative quality systems (ISO 9001:2015). These distinctions allow us to provide services to the highest-quality standards.
We take pride in building strong business and personal relationships with our clients. We remain committed to being extremely responsive and are engaged in answering queries within 24 hours. We are devoted to delivering first-class legal services in order to meet our clients’ high expectations. Many of our clients have remained with us for 40-50 years; we believe this is a testament to the quality and care that the firm provides to its clients.
The firm has digitalised its archives and can assist clients that are looking for a paperless process. The main contacts of the firm and other colleagues receive training in different areas, not only in legal or technical areas, but also on how to achieve client satisfaction.
Dumont has remained attuned and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our clients. As part of its engagement to make use of modern technologies that enable its associates to offer the highest quality and most complete IP service, Dumont has implemented the Patrix Helpware System, a state-of-the-art docketing system.
Dumont’ patent department is dedicated to ensuring client confidence in the firm’s ability to protect their efforts to contribute to technological development. With a specialised team, Dumont offers services directed at filing, prosecuting, maintaining and capitalising on all types of rights related to inventions, such as patents, utility models, industrial designs, plant varieties, integrated circuit layouts and trade secrets.
The trademark team is highly specialised and has extensive expertise in classification issues, strategies and prosecution, which has been applied to the pharmaceutical, fashion and luxury, healthcare, technology and electronics industries. Dumont understands the intricacies of the recently implemented Madrid System, which does not always work smoothly with Mexico’s domestic regulations.
The litigation and contentious department offer market-leading expertise in trademarks, patents and copyright issues.
The firm’s employees are members of organisations including:
- the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property;
- the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI);
- the Mexican Chapter of the AIPPI;
- the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association;
- the Mexico Bar Association;
- the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group;
- the Association of Intellectual Property Firms;
- the European Communities Trademark Association;
- the Union Internationale des Avocats;
- the American Intellectual Property Law Association; and
- the Licensing Executives Society International.
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The firm is proud to have two lawyers – Laura Collada and Christian Thomae – nominated in WIPR Leaders 2019.