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: prosecution and strategy
Romo de Vivar V IP Services’ commitment to quality over quantity has continually gained the boutique traction since it set up shop in 2015, and it makes its first WTR 1000 appearance this year as a result. Its partners make a concerted effort to engage on each and every brief that comes through the door, in order to provide high-level insight within the quickest possible turnaround times. Educated in the US, Japan and Ireland, managing partner Vianey Romo de Vivar understands the needs of international clients and has cultivated a strong network of foreign associates and clients, which applaud her as “among the best all-round IP professionals in Mexico”. A shrewd portfolio manager on any scale, she provides “detailed, sophisticated and, most importantly, successful advice, which is always delivered in a friendly manner”.
Vianey Romo de Vivar is the founding partner of Romo de Vivar V IP Services. Her practice focuses on IP prosecution, management, licensing, litigation and counselling – both domestically and internationally. Ms Romo de Vivar serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Ms Romo de Vivar has 20 years of experience in domestic and foreign trademark and patent prosecution for all types of client, from Fortune 500 companies to independent inventors and authors.
Her commitment to the practice of intellectual property is evident in her participation in the following organisations:
- the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, where she has served as the international vice president of the executive board – she was part of the team that worked with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property in 2018 on the amendments to the Industrial Property Law;
- INTA, where she served on the Standing Committee for Office Practices and in the Organising Committee for Cancun 2018;
- INTA, where she has presided the Government Officials Training Committee and co-chaired the Global Advisory Council for Latin America, and currently co-chairs the Leadership Development Committee; and
- the Franklin Pierce Law Centre Alumni Society.
Ms Romo de Vivar is a professor at the engineering postgraduate studies department of the Pan-American University (Mexico City) where she was the head of the IP courses. She is also an invited professor on several IP-related topics at the university’s Bonaterra campus, as well as head of the Trademark Studies Group at the Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, where she also teaches.
Ms Romo de Vivar obtained an LLM in intellectual property, commerce and technology from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre. She also holds postgraduate qualifications from the Pan-American University in amparo (2002) and intellectual property (1999). She gained her JD from the same university in 1998 and attended the Harvard Negotiation Workshop and Seminar of Western Institutions with the Phoenix Institute of the University of Notre Dame in 1997.
She speaks Spanish and English.
Romo de Vivar V IP was founded on 17 October 2017 with one thing in mind: a VIP service where the firm knows each client, as well as their needs, business, objectives and people, and provides an efficient service and innovative solutions.
Trusting us with their intangible assets and projects is our national and foreign customer base of independent authors and inventors, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in practically all industries. Our multidisciplinary team assists clients efficiently, providing a true service culture. Romo de Vivar V IP is an active member of national and international associations, including several boards of directors, giving us a key strategic role in the Mexican legal industry
The firm’s main expertise is in the trademark prosecution and litigation areas; however, as of December 2018, a new partner joined us and opened a department that handles litigation in mercantile law, corporate and economic law, civil law, commercial and international arbitration, amparo and contract law.
Our partners have practised law at some of the most prestigious IP firms in Mexico and have many years of professional experience under their belts. Over the years they have had the opportunity to learn the needs of the IP rights holders, understand the market and to provide top-notch personalised services. In 2009, Romo de Vivar V IP began to develop the ‘VIP’ concept and service scheme that the IP market demands.
Our internal procedures are so accurate that we receive little to no formal official actions. Oppositions in Mexico are also a part of prosecution and therefore a big part of our practice where have had a high success rate.
Romo de Vivar V IP has seen considerable and steady growth in the patent department over the past couple of years, as a result of the working closely with our clients, giving them a personal attention and understanding their needs.
As Mexico is a civil law country, it can prove tough for clients to understand our formalities, but our commitment to customer success and honesty, means that we get to know our clients so well that we can give them the best practical advice for their success and deliver on it. Our VIP service means that we treat every client as a star, looking after them regardless of whether they have one simple issue or 1,000 complex matters.
The firm has witnessed growth each year since it was established. Although we began small, we are now a medium-sized firm in the Mexican market. Today, we have a reputation for a fast and complete service in all IP areas, particularly in giving personal attention to clients, and we have already been ranked in several Mexican publications. Our vision of providing a VIP service to all clients, big and small, disrupts the status quo of legal services in Mexico and we have no competitors to mirror us.