The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Silver - Individuals
Ferrere is a prime pick for those seeking 360-degree brand protection across the region. All IP matters are handled with equal strength and finesse, although it has a particular affinity for the needs of clients in the pharmaceutical sector and represents a staggering 90% of all pharmaceutical and international R&D companies active in Uruguay. Regional managing partner and head of IP Agustín Mayer has made this field his own; his “professional and human qualities are unbeatable”, say sources. The IP all-rounder has recently been defending Haribo on the first-ever objection procedure for a sound trademark in the jurisdiction, alongside head of the filing and prosecution team Stella Weng. A USP of the firm is its gold-tier litigation practice, which is spearheaded by Alejandro Alterwain. He litigates with poise all the way up to the Supreme Court and also brings the heat against counterfeiters – most recently on behalf of the National Basketball Association. Martín Pesce is a Swiss army knife of a practitioner whose comprehensive IP insight is blended with further specialisms in data privacy, IT and cybersecurity.