Dumont Bergman Bider & Co, SC
Dumont Bergman Bider & Co, SC (Dumont) is a Mexican IP firm. We provide high-quality services to our customers around the world in a clear and precise way, observing the form, application and interpretation of the laws and regulations in force. The practice includes all aspects of intellectual property, such as obtaining, registering and protecting inventions (patents, utility models and industrial designs), distinctive signs (marks, trade names, brand slogans and appellations of origin), copyright (owner and author rights, related rights), information technology (domain names and internet assets) and data protection issues. The firm also has extensive expertise in litigation, anti-counterfeiting and related commercial law (corporate, licensing, immigration, regulatory and tax), and provides a full array of IP-related legal services.
Established in 1940 in Mexico City, the firm has more than 70 members specialised in consulting, assistance and provision of legal and technical services in intellectual property, including the development of comprehensive strategies to ensure the protection, defence and conservation of all kinds of IP rights in Mexico and in foreign countries.
Dumont has remained contemporary and responsive to ever-changing client needs. The firm is ranked in Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global for intellectual property in Mexico. It has been recognised five years in a row as Best Firm in Mexico and Laura Collada has also been recognised three years in a row as Best IP Lawyer in Latin America by Euromoney’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. Ms Collada is also ranked as a leading lawyer (as well as in other specialised publications). Moreover, Dumont Bergman Bider is the only IP firm in Mexico to have received the ISO 9001:2015 certification from German organisation TUV Rheinland. This certification indicates that the firm meets high-quality standards for its management systems, including counselling, filing, prosecution and consulting services, litigation and management of intellectual and industrial property rights (including filing and prosecution). It means that the quality of the firm’s legal work is consistent and reliable in every case.
Dumont’s practice covers highly specialised areas such as litigation, copyright, information technology, corporate law and anti-counterfeiting, through a team of expert lawyers, consultants and litigators in the different disciplines covered by our field. Consistent with the firm’s commitment to modern technology, which enables the firm to offer the highest-quality and most complete IP service, Dumont has implemented the Patrix Helpware System, a state-of-the-art docketing system. The firm has also digitalised its archives and is fully able to service clients that want a paperless environment.
The firm’s members receive training in different areas – not only on legal and technical areas, but also in order to achieve client satisfaction. The firm also has a public relations department that is in constant communication with clients.
Dumont is one of the few firms in Mexico that performs an in-depth examination of patent applications. This service allows us to deliver the best possible advice when prosecuting applications and to avoid the issuance of official actions, since we foresee the amendments that may be required by the IP office. The firm is highly specialised in providing patent linkage services, as well as freedom-to-operate analysis. In the trademark field, we plan strategies tailored to clients’ needs, attending to both legal issues and commercial aspects that are sometimes essential for them. In both areas we are highly successful in litigation and in reaching agreements or settlements. Many of our clients do not want to take part in protracted litigation, so because of our client profile, we are experts at negotiations.
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 and added-value services in order to achieve and exceed our clients’ expectations.